Oct 10, 2019 1:07 AM

Missouri deputy faces charges for shooting woman in the back

Posted Oct 10, 2019 1:07 AM

 29-year-old Deputy Lauren Michael photo courtesy Jackson County Sheriff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County sheriff's deputy has been charged with assault for shooting a woman in the back.

 29-year-old Deputy Lauren Michael was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

The newspaper reports that the shooting occurred Aug. 8 in Kansas City when Michael tried to stop a man and a woman riding a scooter on the wrong side of the street. The female rider fled. Michael caught up to the woman and shot her in the back.

Michael has said the woman tried to use the deputy's stun gun on her. Investigators question that.

Michael in 2017 fatally shot a shoplifting suspect when she was working off-duty security at a Kansas City-area Walmart. She faces a wrongful death lawsuit related to that shooting.


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Judge gave KCK bar shooting suspect probation instead of 9-years in prison

Hugo Villanueva-Morales photo KCK Police

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Kansas City, Kansas, bar that left four dead and five wounded (all times local): A suspect in a weekend Kansas bar shooting that left four dead and five wounded was given probation last year for trafficking contraband while imprisoned for aggravated robbery instead of more time behind bars.

The same Leavenworth County, Kansas, judge that allowed Hugo Villanueva-Morales to avoid prison in the case also made news earlier this year when he reduced the sentence of a convicted sex offender because he said the 13- and 14-year-old girls who were victims in the abuse were actually "aggressors." Police continue searching for Villanueva-Morales. He and 23-year-old Javier Alatorre are charged with four counts of first-degree murder in Sunday's shooting at the Tequila KC bar in Kansas City, Kansas. Alatorre was arrested hours after the shooting in Kansas City, Missouri.