ST. LOUIS ( - A suspect who shot two officers during a standoff in rural southern Missouri has surrendered to police, authorities said.

The two law enforcement officers were shot Friday morning.

Authorities told News 4 a Carter County deputy was shot in the leg, groin and chest. The deputy is being flown to a St. Louis-area hospital for treatment. A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper was shot in a protective vest.

Both officers are expected to be okay.

The shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. on Route M in Carter County, which is northwest of Poplar Bluff. Authorities said the suspect opened fire as the two law enforcement officials went to the home to serve an eviction notice. 

According to officials, the suspect is currently holed up in a home a few miles north of Route M. 

Governor Mike Parson commented on the situation in a Facebook post.

Carter County is located about two-and-a-half hours south of St. Louis.

No other information was made immediately available. 

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