Authorities Investigate Shooting Involving Hannibal Police Officer
UPDATE: New information from Hannibal Police
The driver of the vehicle involved in last night’s shooting is identified as DaMark L. Rudd, 24, of Hannibal. Rudd, who is known to be violent, was wanted on a Felony Parole warrant for Dangerous Drugs and a Failure to Appear warrant for a marijuana offense . The male passenger, who suffered the gunshot wound, is a 23 year old Hannibal resident. The Hannibal officer who discharged his duty weapon, identified as a 19 year veteran of the police department, has been placed on administrative leave with pay. This is per department policy for any incident involving an officer involved shooting. The officer will remain on administrative leave until the circumstances of the incident have been properly reviewed. The investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Hannibal Police Department internal investigation continue. Rudd was released to the Marion County Sheriffs Department on the warrants. Other charges against Rudd are pending.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been called in to investigate a shooting involving a Hannibal Police officer.
Hannibal Police and the Missouri Highway Patrol cordoned off the area around Main and Broadway Saturday night after an HPD officer fired at a fleeing vehicle around 9:15 p.m.
According to a press release from the Hannibal Police Department, a male suspect believed to be wanted on a felony warrant for parole violation was observed in the 100 Block of North Main Street. The suspect fled on foot as the officer approached. The officer pursued the suspect on foot for several blocks. The suspect circled back to the 100 block of North Main and entered a parked vehicle. The suspect fled the area in the vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed and nearly striking the pursing officer.
As the suspect vehicle traveled south on Main Street, it struck another vehicle in the lane in front of it and then struck a Hannibal Police car. Another officer on the scene fired their service weapon one time after seeing the pursing officer nearly struck and the suspect vehicle strike two other cars.
The suspect vehicle traveled onto South Main and continued on until it crashed into a fence and trees while trying to turn onto Fulton Ave. Officers ordered two suspects out of the vehicle and discovered the passenger had suffered a gunshot wound needing medical attention. He was transported by medical personnel for further treatment. At the time of this release the subject suffering the gunshot wound was conscious and his injuries were reported as non-life threatening. The suspect who was driving the vehicle was treated at the scene by medical personnel and taken into custody.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident at the request of the Chief of Police per policy concerning a officer involved shooting. In addition the Hannibal Police Department will conduct an internal review of the incident.