- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department says a 66-year-old Joplin man died after he was shot by sheriff’s deputies who were serving civil court papers.

The department says in a news release Wednesday that Louis Miller died at a hospital shortly after being shot Tuesday afternoon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting.

The Joplin Globe reports the sheriff’s office says when deputies arrived, Miller came to the door carrying a knife. Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Williams says when backup officers arrived at the home, Miller rushed at the officers with the knife and was shot. No officers were injured.

The names of the officers involved have not been released.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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