Police release name of man killed by troopers
Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:44:15 GMT —
Update: Wednesday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m.
ROSATI, Mo. (AP) -- The man shot and killed by a Missouri state trooper this week has been identified as 29-year-old Patrick Greer of Fort Worth, Texas.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol released the name of the man on Wednesday, a day after Greer was shot and killed after reportedly opening fire on troopers and deputies.
The patrol says the U.S. Secret Service notified Cuba and Crawford County authorities that Greer was possibly in the area, and was wanted on felony warrants out of Texas for assault, a drug violation and engaging in organized crime.
Deputies and the patrol were chasing the suspect on Interstate 44, near Cuba. After being pulled over, Greer allegedly got out of his pickup and fired at officers, who returned fire. No officers were hurt.
A man wanted on a felony warrant in Texas was shot and killed by state troopers in south-central Missouri after reportedly firing on officers along Interstate 44.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the shooting happened about 11 a.m. Tuesday between Cuba and St. James after authorities received information about a man sought in Texas.
The patrol says Cuba police and Crawford County deputies located the suspect in Cuba but he drove off, dragging a police officer for a short distance.
Authorities followed the suspect, with the patrol joining the pursuit on I-44.
The patrol said the man stopped his pickup truck, got out and fired at officers. Deputies and a trooper returned fire, killing the suspect.
The man's name has not been released. The investigation continues.