Monday night police officers in New Madrid county were called to a Marston home to investigate a shooting.
The county sheriff’s deputies found a 42 year old man in the yard who had been shot in the abdomen. He was airlifted to a hospital.
Officers now say it was a deputy reserve that had shot the man.
The New Madrid County sheriff asked the state Highway Patrol to investigate, and they have said the deputy reserve, who was off-duty, acted in self-defense.
No charges will be filed. The man was said to be in stable condition yesterday.