MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop D - 3131 East Kearney St. - Springfield, MO 65803
For further information please contact: Sergeant Michael McClure
December 8, 2021
EMPHASIS: Officer Involved Shooting in Hickory County
At the request of Hickory County Sheriff Greg Burke, the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is investigating an officer involved shooting, which occurred on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, in Hickory County, Missouri.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on December 8, 2021, deputies of the Hickory County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a domestic disturbance on Short Lane, in Hermitage, Missouri. Preliminary investigation revealed while deputies were investigating the disturbance, a female armed with a knife attacked a resident of the property. One deputy fired his duty weapon striking the suspect. The 42-year old suspect was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.
The officer involved shooting investigation is ongoing by criminal investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control. Upon completion of the investigation, all reports and evidence will be turned over to the Hickory County Prosecuting Attorney for review.