During the evening of March 19, 2020 Livingston County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) deputies had a vehicle stop/investigation in Wheeling and reportedly experienced problems with the adult male driver. During the incident a deputy sheriff shot the individual who was later pronounced dead at Hedrick Medical Center. We also had a deputy sheriff treated at and later released from Hedrick Medical Center.
Last night Sheriff Cox requested the Missouri State Highway Patrol DDCC handle this investigation. Any requests for additional information should be made to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop H in St. Joseph.
The officer involved in the shooting is on administrative leave which is normal procedure.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with everyone involved and with all the families, friends and other loved ones.
Sheriff Steve Cox