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SE Mo. deputy involved in fatal shooting

SE Mo. deputy involved in fatal shooting

May 26th, 2014 in News

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave following a fatal shooting.

KFVS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1mbgU82 ) the incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday in Butler County.

The sheriff's office says officers were called to a home on a report of a prowler. The deputy made a sweep of the area around the home and was fired at. Authorities say the deputy shot back and fatally wounded a person.

Names of the officer and the person killed have not been released. The Butler County coroner has asked the Missouri Highway Patrol to help investigate, and a coroner's jury inquest is pending.