- Associated Press - Thursday, April 5, 2018

BELTON, Mo. (AP) - Cass County officials say Belton police fatally shot a man after he refused to drop a knife and surrender.

The sheriff’s office says 38-year-old Donald McCarter was shot at a Belton home during a confrontation with officers who were responding to complaints from neighbors about his behavior.

Spokesman Kevin Tieman says in a news release that the deadly confrontation came during the second visit officers made to the Belton neighborhood on Easter Sunday.


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Tieman says McCarter refused commands to drop his knife and didn’t comply after officers used less-lethal measures to control him. Tieman says when McCarter came toward officers with a knife, at least one officer shot him.

Belton police have asked the Cass County Sheriff’s Office to lead the investigation.



The officers involved are on administrative leave.

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