MARSHFIELD, MO (11/21/17) - The Marshfield PD is continuing to investigate after two of their officers opened fire on a man and finding another one dead.
It happened around 2 a.m. this morning when officers heard gun shots.
“As they arrived on scene they met a guy there and had a short dialogue with him there. He, then, immediately started shooting at them and they returned fire with him," says the Marshfield Sheriff Roy Cole.
The suspect was injured in the crossfire between him and the officers. “He was hit during that exchange and ran and barricaded himself there for a long time," says Cole.
Once police began talking to the suspect, I’m told, that he admitted to killing someone and wasn’t giving up easily.
Although the Marshfield Chief of Police, Doug Fannen, wasn’t available on camera he told me that investigators believe the murder was the cause of a love triangle ending in the suspect killing his wife’s boyfriend.
The suspect wife was found hiding in the bushes with non-life threatening injuries. When asked if Cole had been called to the residence before, he said no. “I have never been called to this residence before but maybe the chief has but I have not," explains Cole.
The two officers that responded have been placed on administrative leave.
Chief Fannen tells Fox KRBK that the standoff lasted around 30 minutes and no officers were hurt.
The deceased victim has now been identified as 47-year-old Danny Lee Marler.
Charges were filed late Tuesday afternoon against the shooter 37-year-old Daniel James Hand. According to court documents, he was charged with seven felonies including first degree murder, armed criminal action, and first and second degree assault. Hand is being held in the Webster County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.
This is a developing story. We will keep you updated as more information comes in.