Drug suspect charged after deadly Missouri police shooting

LEADWOOD, Mo. – Prosecutors have filed charges against a drug suspect after a SWAT team member fatally shot the owner of the home where the man had been staying while executing a search warrant.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 32-year-old Garry William Triplett is charged with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance. He also is charged with possessing and attempting to manufacture meth and of unlawful possession and use of a weapon by a felon. Bond is set at $100,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol was investigating Triplett when it served a search warrant last week at a home near the town of Leadwood. The patrol says homeowner Michael Mobley was shot after he began to raise a rifle toward officers.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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