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Jackson County deputies shoot, kill man Monday night in Blue Springs

Jackson County deputy shooting
Posted at 8:34 PM, Dec 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-06 23:28:41-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County deputies shot and killed a man on Monday night in Blue Springs.

The shooting happened in the 28900 block of SE Moreland Road.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol spokeman Sgt. Bill Lowe, deputies responded to the area at around 3:00 p.m. on reports of an armed individual.

Lowe said the man, identified as 48-year-old Douglas Halphin, was allegedly shooting towards the inside of a residence before deputies arrived.

When deputies arrived, they attempted to negotiate before calling SWAT units to the scene.

Lowe said Halphin allegedly rammed into the SWAT unit's vehicle and later allegedly raised a gun towards deputies.

At that point a deputy shot Halphin once, killing him.

No one inside of the residence was injured.

Lowe said it wasn't immediately clear if Halphin was related to the people inside of the residence.

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