STRAFFORD, Mo. (AP) The Missouri Highway Patrol is expected to
investigate the death of a man who was shot by a Webster County sheriff's deputy.
The sheriff's department says 44-year-old Richard Parker pointed a loaded rifle at the officer Saturday and threatened several times to kill him. The officer fired one shot at Parker and killed him.
The deputy was responding to a disturbance call when Parker came out of the house with the gun.
Few other details were available.