- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

STEWARTSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - No charges will be filed in a fatal officer-involved shooting in northwest Missouri last year.

DeKalb County Prosecutor Eric Tate announced his decision Monday after a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation was completed.

The shooting occurred Nov. 29 in rural DeKalb County near Stewartsville after officers responded to a domestic disturbance. Fifty-three-year-old Lionel Kerns of Stewartsville was killed after he refused orders to drop a weapon and fired once at the officers.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports (https://bit.ly/1pGZ8RZ ) the investigation revealed highway patrol officers and a DeKalb County reserve deputy fired a total of eight shots at Kerns.

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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, https://www.newspressnow.com


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