The Missouri State Highway Patrol is leading an investigation into an officer involved shooting that happened in Barton County early Friday morning.

A Pittsburg Kansas Police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle for a traffic stop early Friday because of improper license plates. The plates were registered to another vehicle.

The driver fled into Barton County. He then left his car with a shotgun and ran into a field. The officer pursued him.

The driver was shot and died at a Pittsburg hospital and the officer was unharmed.

No further information is known at this time.