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Cass County Sheriff's Office identifies woman shot by deputy

Posted at 7:09 PM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 22:47:59-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Cass County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a woman Monday after she pointed a gun at deputies.

A Cass County Sheriff's Office supervisor and a sheriff's department deputy responded around 3:30 p.m. Monday to check on a person at a house in the 300 block of Lake Road in Garden City, according to a news release.

The two arrived and found a woman, later identified as 42-year-old Crystal Guhr, of Garden City, on the front porch with a gun in her hand, the release stated.

She lived in the house with another person, but was alone at the time of the shooting, a sheriff's department spokesman said.

The supervisor and deputy gave repeated orders for Guhr to drop the gun, according to the release, but she pointed the gun at them.

The deputy fired his handgun and hit the woman in her torso, according to the news release.

Guhr died at a hospital.

The Western Missouri Sheriff's Office Critical Response Team, which is made up of deputies from the Cass, Bates and Henry County sheriff's departments, is investigating the shooting.

The deputy is on administrative leave during the investigation, according to a department spokesman.