Highway Patrol: Jasper County Officer-Involved Shooting Justified


JASPER COUNTY, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol's investigation into the shooting of a Jasper County indicated the shooting was justified.

According to a news release, deputies were trying to "serve an exparte order of protection" to 66-year-old Louis C. Miller. When deputies made contact, Miller picked up a knife and charged at deputies after deputies told him to drop the knife.

Miller was shot and killed. 

Original story:

JOPLIN, Mo.-- A Jasper County man has died after authorities in the county shot him for charging at deputies with a knife on Tuesday.

At approximately 3:48 PM Tuesday, Louis C. Miller, 66, was pronounced dead a local hospital.

Jasper County sheriff's deputies were serving civil process paperwork, according to a news release, around 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Landreth Ave. in Joplin.

While deputies were serving the papers to Miller he showed a knife and threatened them. After more law officers were called in for support, Miller charged at them with a knife. He was shot in response and transported to the hospital.

 The Missouri State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation which is still ongoing. 

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