What started out as a routine Wednesday for Sheriff Mike Rackley ended up being anything but routine today.
Dallas County's top cop and two deputies were serving search warrants on a burglary suspect and another man at a mobile home near Pumpkin Center when a man flashed a knife at lawmen. That man ran into a bedroom, and when he came out, he was still armed with a pocket knife and allegedly lunged at Rackley. Rackley fired one shot, critically injuring the 24 year-old man.
However, witnesses inside the trailer have a different story. They say the man that was shot was not wanted, and that he did not have a weapon when he was shot.
Rackley, who was place on paid administrative leave while the Missouri Highway Patrol conducts an investigation into the officer involved shooting is running for re-election in November. Dallas County Chief Deputy Henry Thiesen will serve as interim sheriff until the investigation is complete.