Special prosecutor appointed in deputy-involved shooting
COLUMBIA (AP) - A Missouri judge appointed a special prosecutor to review a sheriff's deputy's deadly shooting of an armed suspect earlier this year.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Boone County prosecutor Dan Knight recused himself from the case because of his office's close relationship with the Boone County deputy who killed Cornelius Parker Feb. 28.
Circuit Judge Christine Carpenter appointed Callaway County prosecuting attorney Chris Wilson Wednesday as special prosecutor.
The deputy shot the 28-year-old Parker during a gunfight near Columbia after Parker shot three people, killing two. The deputy recently returned to regular duty after spending time on administrative duties.
The 32-year-old deputy had 11-years with the department as of June. The deputy has also served as a firearms instructor.
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