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Driver shot, killed by officer in Cass County

Posted: 2:08 AM, May 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-25 16:33:20Z
Driver shot and killed by officer in Cass County

According to police, a man is dead after a deputy-involved shooting along Interstate 49 in Cass County.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was responding to the report of a careless driver on I-49 north of Harrisonville around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The deputy tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver took off.

An officer with the Peculiar Police Department later stopped the vehicle with a tire deflation device just north of J Highway on I-49. The officer and deputy made an effort to arrest the driver, but a struggle ensued.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said that's when the deputy shot the suspect.

The suspect died at the scene. Officials have not released his identity. The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave. 

The investigation is ongoing.

 "We will collect any physical evidence," said Major Jeff Weber of the Cass County Sheriff's Office. "That will include camera video, and a lot of statements taken by different investigators will have to be reviewed by a lot of different people. We will actually have to retrace the events prior to the shooting - where [the driver] came from, the direction of travel, where he may have stopped and what his actions were before."

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