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 (https://sgfnow.co/X1a52T ) 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, https://www.news-leader.com
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