UPDATED: Macon County deputy shoots passenger during traffic stop

Truck passenger shot during traffic shop (Photo: MGN Online)

UPDATE: KTVO has now confirmed with a couple of sources the name of the northeast Missouri man who was shot by a deputy during an early morning traffic stop in Bevier.

We are told Macon resident Jakob Burton, who is in his mid-20s, is the man who was shot at least twice by a Macon County sheriff's deputy. The incident happened around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Burton was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment following the altercation. A hospital spokeswoman told KTVO Tuesday afternoon that Burton is listed in good condition.

Online court records indicate that Burton has a long rap sheet dating back to 2008. His previous convictions include Theft, Burglary and Forgery.

The sheriff's office has not yet released the name of the deputy who shot Burton. The deputy was not injured during the incident.


The passenger of a pickup truck was shot twice Tuesday morning by a deputy during a traffic stop in Macon County.

According to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, around 4 a.m., a Macon County deputy pulled over a pickup in Bevier.

Investigators said, during the stop, a man got out of the passenger side of the truck and aimed a rifle toward the deputy.

The deputy then shot the suspect at least twice.

The driver of the truck was secured until other deputies arrived on the scene.

The passenger of the truck was later transported to a Columbia hospital.

The deputy was not injured during the incident.

The names of those involved have not been released at this time.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is handling the investigation.

Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker said in a press release that no further details about the incident will be released until the investigation is completed.

It's unclear when that will be.

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