Springfield Man Fatally Shot by Sheriff's Deputies

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, December 02 2013 Dec 2, 2013 Monday, December 02, 2013 6:35:25 AM CST December 02, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A 33-year-old Springfield man died after being shot during a confrontation with Greene County sheriff's deputies.

Sheriff Jim Arnott says deputies were called to the home Sunday evening by a homeowner who had confronted a man walking outside his house.

Arnott said the man fled into nearby woods when deputies arrived. The sheriff says in a news release that the man appeared to have a weapon and charged at deputies, who fired several times. He says investigators were trying to determine whether the man did have a weapon.

The man died later at a Springfield hospital.

Arnott says it's unclear what the man was doing near the home.

The three deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave, although the sheriff says that doesn't mean all three shot the man.

 

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