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Police say deputy fatally shot man in Blue Springs standoff


BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a man suspected of firing gunshots into a suburban Kansas City home before a standoff with police was fatally shot by a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy. The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting happened Monday night after deputies were called to a rural Blue Springs home, where the occupants reported that a man outside was firing shots into the house. Patrol  Sgt. Bill Lowe says law enforcement responded, and the man later rammed his vehicle into a SWAT team armored truck and brandished a rifle. Lowe says a Jackson County deputy then fired a single shot that killed the man, later identified as 48-year-old Douglas Halphin of Blue Springs.


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