By Associated Press - Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson says Springfield police and Greene County sheriff’s employees were justified in the fatal shooting of a Springfield woman in May.

The officers shot 50-year-old Tracey Liniger outside a Springfield storage facility in May.

Patterson said in a letter sent Tuesday to Sheriff Jim Arnott and Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams that the shooting was justified under laws applying to self-defense and apprehending an armed and dangerous felon.

The Springfield News-Leader reports ( ) Liniger’s daughter, Marcey Hartman, has previously said her mother battled depression and ad cancer.

Patterson wrote that Liniger offered a man at the storage facility $1,000 to kill her. He says she refused officers’ orders to surrender and pointed a gun at them before she was shot.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader,

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