Man sues Missouri deputy for fatally shooting his daughter
February 19, 2021 9:19AM AKST
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man is suing a former sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot his daughter last year. The wrongful death lawsuit accuses former Pettis County Deputy Jordan Schutte of carelessly using excessive force in the shooting of 25-year-old Hannah Fizer on June 13 in Sedalia, about 75 miles east of Kansas City. Fizer, who was unarmed, was shot five times as she sat in her car. Her father, John Fizer, contends in the lawsuit that her death would have been avoided if Schutte had followed police procedures. Schutte has said Fizer told him she had a gun and threatened to shoot him. She did not have a gun, though a special investigator ruled in September that the shooting was justified.