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Shoplifter Shot by Deputy to Be Re-Examined

The latest on a deputy who shot one man fatally in 2017 and wounded a woman on a scooter in August. 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…  Star-Tribune

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