BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a Jackson County deputy shot and killed an armed man Monday night in Blue Springs.
Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte said the shooting happened near S.E. Moreland School Road and S.E. Taylor Road in Blue Springs.
MSHP Sgt. Bill Lowe said deputies were dispatched to the area earlier Monday afternoon for a report of an armed man outside a home.
The man reportedly shot inside an occupied residence, Lowe said. It’s unclear how many people were inside.
The sheriff’s office brought in its SWAT team to try to negotiate with him, but the man left the residence, got into a vehicle and rammed a SWAT armored vehicle, Lowe said.
Lowe said a deputy fired at the man, killing him.
No deputies were physically injured, Forte said.
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