Prosecutor says Springfield shooting was justified
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson said Springfield police and Greene County sheriff's employees were justified in the fatal shooting of a Springfield woman in May.
The officers shot 50-year-old Tracey Liniger outside a Springfield storage facility in May.
Patterson said in a letter sent Tuesday to Sheriff Jim Arnott and Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams that the shooting was justified under laws applying to self-defense and apprehending an armed and dangerous felon.
The Springfield News-Leader reported Liniger's daughter, Marcey Hartman, has previously said her mother battled depression and cancer.
Patterson wrote that Liniger offered a man at the storage facility $1,000 to kill her. He said she refused officers' orders to surrender and pointed a gun at them before she was shot.