POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) _ A southeast Missouri sheriff’s deputy is on administrative leave following a fatal shooting.
KFVS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1mbgU82) the incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday in Butler County.
The sheriff’s office says officers were called to a home on a report of a prowler. The deputy made a sweep of the area around the home and was fired at. Authorities say the deputy shot back and fatally wounded a person.
Names of the officer and the person killed have not been released. The Butler County coroner has asked the Missouri Highway Patrol to help investigate, and a coroner’s jury inquest is pending.