MISSOURI police arrested a suspect in connection with shooting a deputy sheriff on I-64 in Wayne County on Wednesday morning.

Sgt. Todd Ringley said there are now two possible suspects in the shootings, and police are responding to calls about a second suspect.

Was a deputy sheriff killed?

Sheriff Deputy Sean Riley was killed in the line of duty when he responded to a motorist assist call at 5am on Wednesday.

When police arrived at the scene, Riley was already dead, but his squad car was missing. His car was later found abandoned on Interstate 64.

Sgt. Todd Ringley announced on Twitter at 2.40pm Wednesday, "One suspect is in custody and one suspect is still in a residence near Carlyle, IL. Police are on scene."

Riley's body was brought to Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office around 10 a.m on Wednesday and is expected to be transferred to Illinois.

The Wayne County Sherriff's Office released a statement on December 29 expressing their sadness at Riley's passing and said, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of our loved Deputy Sean Riley."

Was anyone else injured?

The suspect also carjacked and shot a victim at a QuikTrip gas station in St. Peters, Missouri at about 7am, only hours after Riley was killed.

The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to his shoulder and non-life-threatening injuries. He is currently in stable condition.

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