2 Missourians Fatally Shot After They Tried to Run Over a Deputy
A car chase over the weekend resulted in 2 Missourians being fatally shot after they allegedly tried to run over a Missouri deputy.
The Green County Sheriff's Office shared this update on their Facebook page today about what began as a traffic stop that ended with Timothy W. Shaffer, 37 and Donna M. Bailey, 23, both of Lebanon, Missouri being fatally wounded. The status says their next of kin have now been notified.
As their status said, the vehicle they were traveling in was stopped on a suspected impairment situation. They fled and their deputy did not pursue. They communicated the information to surrounding law enforcement agencies which led to another attempted stop in Christian County. They reportedly fled again when the vehicle was stopped with a vehicle tactical intervention maneuver. When the suspects did not comply with commands, the officer saw one of the suspects reach out of the vehicle window with a weapon which is what led to the officers responding to the threat.
The Green County Sheriff's Office reports this is an ongoing investigation and they will update once that is complete. You can follow them on Facebook for updates on this case as new information is learned and shared.