Man charged in reference to officer-involved shooting

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A man has been charged after an officer-involved shooting Thursday evening.

According to St. Joseph police, 42-year-old Phillip T. Hoyt has been charged with Felony Possession of a Firearm in relation to the incident.


According to St. Joseph Police Chief Chris Connally, around 5 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to a disturbance at 1300 Garfield Avenue where someone was reportedly threatening to kill someone else. One person started to leave the area, then turned and appeared to pull a firearm from his waistband. An officer fired shots and the person ran, but was later apprehended. He was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.