SE Missouri Deputy Shoots, Kills Suspect

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, May 27 2014 May 27, 2014 Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:46:26 AM CDT May 27, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a southeast Missouri man was shot and killed by a Butler County sheriff's deputy.

The shooting happened at 12:50 a.m. Saturday on a rural route near Poplar Bluff. Authorities have not released the victim's name nor the deputy's name.

The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that the deputy responded to a home to investigate a possible trespasser or prowler, when someone began shooting at him.

Sheriff Mark Dobbs says the officer returned fire, killing the suspect.

 

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