PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (KMOV) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol is searching for a suspect that shot a Pleasant Valley police officer in the face on Saturday at approximately 11:30 p.m.
The highway patrol reports that the officer initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 35 north of Interstate 435. The vehicle pulled to the shoulder and the driver exited his vehicle and began firing at the Pleasant Valley officer.
The officer was struck in the face from one of the rounds. The suspect fled the scene in his vehicle, described as a green Honda Accord bearing Tennessee license plates.
Anyone with information should contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop A headquarters at 816-622-0800.