Patrol: Missouri deputy fatally shot knife-wielding woman

Missouri Highway Patrol
Posted at 11:00 AM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 12:00:59-05

HERMITAGE, Mo. — A western Missouri deputy shot and killed a woman who reportedly attacked another person with a knife, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The deadly encounter happened Wednesday morning in the town of Hermitage when Hickory County sheriff's deputies were called around 9 a.m. to a domestic disturbance, Springfield television station KYTV reported.

The State Patrol said a deputy on the scene of the disturbance shot a 42-year-old woman after witnessing the woman attack another resident with a knife.

Officials have not released the name of the woman killed or the deputy who fired the shot.

Hermitage is a town of about 450 that lies about 105 miles (169 kilometers) southeast of Kansas City.

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