Highway patrol officers shoot, kill man they say had a knife

Missouri

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GARDEN CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol says troopers shot and killed a man who they say threatened troopers with a knife.

The shooting occurred late Saturday in Garden City, about 48 miles south of Kansas City.

The patrol says in a news release the Cass County Sheriff’s office asked the patrol for assistance during a disturbance.

The patrol says the man, 35-year-old Richard Jones of Garden City, ignored repeated orders to drop the knife and then charged toward one of the troopers in a threatening manner.

Several troopers fired at Jones, who died at the scene. No law enforcement officers were injured.

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