The Latest: Shooting by Missouri deputy to be re-examined
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deputy who shot one man fatally in 2017 and wounded a woman on a scooter in August (all times local):
Prosecutors are re-examining the fatal shooting of a suspected shoplifter by a Kansas City-area sheriff’s deputy after the same deputy was charged with shooting a scooter rider in the back while trying to arrest her.
Jackson County prosecutor’s Jean Peters Bake’s decision on Thursday is a reversal from a statement her office released a day earlier and comes amid public demands by the dead man’s family. In both shootings, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Lauren Michael said she fired during struggles over her stun gun.
Michael, who’s 29, was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the August shooting that wounded Brittany Simeck. Two years ago, she fatally shot Donald Sneed III outside a Walmart in Raytown.
Sneed’s father, Donald Sneed Jr., says Michael is “trigger happy.”
Relatives of a man who was fatally shot by a Kansas City-area sheriff’s deputy are outraged after the deputy was charged with shooting a scooter rider in the back while trying to arrest her.
The Kansas City Star reports that Donald Sneed Jr. says 29-year-old Jackson County sheriff’s Deputy Lauren Michael is “trigger happy.” His son, Donald Sneed III, was fatally shot by Michael in 2017 outside a Walmart in Raytown, where he was suspected of shoplifting.
Sneed is demanding that the case be reopened after Michael was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the August shooting that wounded the woman on the scooter.
But prosecutors say the first shooting was reviewed and that the decision was made not file charges. Michael is on unpaid leave.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com