One dead in Butler Co. officer-involved shooting

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Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 3:52 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 8:10 PM CST
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BUTLER Co., MO. (KAIT) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol released the name of the suspect shot and killed by deputies in Butler County Thursday.

According to the MSHP, officers were called to the 1700 block of AA Highway for a report of several shots being fired near a home in a residential area.

When deputies arrived, MHSP said they were confronted by an armed suspect. MHSP said deputies opened fire on Justin A. Morgan, 45, killing him.

Two people, Norman G. Murphy, 76, and Timothy A. Morgan, 47, were found with gunshot wounds in a nearby home.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Butler County Coroner is investigating the shooting.