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Pettis County sheriff's deputy who shot, killed Hannah Fizer back at work

Hannah Fizer father speaks with 41 Action News
Posted at 8:02 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 21:02:40-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Pettis County, Missouri, sheriff's deputy is back at work after no charges were filed in the shooting death of Hannah Fizer.

A special prosecutor appointed to examine the case decided last month not to file charges against the deputy.

The deputy shot and killed Fizer, 25, on June 13 in a parking lot between the Sedalia Asian Buffet and Catfish restaurant.

Fizer was on her way to work when the deputy pulled her over for careless driving, according 41 Action News coverage of the shooting.

Captain Tolbert Rowe of the Pettis County Sheriff's Office told 41 Action News Fizer told the deputy she had a weapon and was going to shoot the deputy.

She went for something in the car and the deputy shot her, Rowe said.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol later said no gun was found in Fizer's car.

Family and friends claimed the shooting was not justified.

"Show some proof that the only last resort was to do what he done, was to shoot her," Linda Grande, a family friend told 41 Action News. "Why did he feel so threatened by a 140-pound little girl who was on her way to work?"

The deputy did not have a body camera or working dashboard camera, though some video of the incident was captured on camera from a nearby restaurant.