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Man charged following deputy-involved shooting in Gasconade Co.

A 37-year-old man was shot twice after he allegedly tried to run over Gasconade County authorities late Thursday night near Rosebud.

Eric Campbell is charged with 2 counts of assault on an officer after deputies and task force officers went to a home on Idel Road with a narcotics search warrant.

According to Sheriff Randy Esphorst Campbell took off in his truck driving through the backyard. The truck soon became stuck.

When deputies tried to approach the truck, Campbell quickly reversed the truck toward the two deputies.

Another deputy then fired five shots toward Campbell’s vehicle. Campbell sustained two gunshot wounds. He was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A Gasconade County deputy and a Task Force Officer are on administrative leave while the State Highway Patrol investigates the incident.

Two other people were inside Campbell’s truck and three others were inside the home.

Authorities found drug paraphernalia inside the home and the Sheriff’s Department said charges are expected for those other individuals.

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