A northwest Missouri prosecutor has ruled that a Missouri state trooper was justified in shooting to death a Nebraska man during a traffic stop last month.
Holt County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Shepherd determined that Trooper Christopher Sullivan was justified in using deadly force against 50-year-old Thomas Schroeder.
Sullivan stopped Schroeder last month for speeding. Sullivan suspected Schroeder was intoxicated. Investigators say Schroeder hit Sullivan several times during a struggle before Sullivan shot Schroeder dead.
Investigators found several drivers’ licenses and other forms of identification, partially consumed bottles of liquor and $3,800 in cash in Schroeder’s car.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that Sullivan is back on duty.
By Matthew Leaf, KTNC