BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. -
A Butler County Missouri deputy is on paid administrative leave after shooting and killing a person early Saturday morning.
According to the sheriff's department, deputies responded to the 3700 block of Highway BB around 1am Saturday in reference to a report of a possible prowler/trespasser. As the first responding officer was preparing to do a security sweep of the outdoor area of the home, the deputy was shot at. The deputy returned fire, killing the person.
The name of the deputy and the person who died has not been released. The Missouri Highway Patrol is leading the investigation.
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