April 22, 2006 - Posted at 12:40 p.m. CST
JACKSONVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ The highway patrol is investigating
after two Randolph County deputies shot and killed a Eugene man.
It happened Thursday near U-S 63 in Jacksonville as the deputies
were checking a suspicious parked car. They say they fired after a
man got out of the vehicle and began shooting at them.
The man was struck twice in the chest and died a short time
later. He was identified as 36-year-old Jeffrey Mesecher.
A patrol spokesman says neither of the deputies was injured.
They both are on administrative leave pending results of the
A criminal records check shows Mesecher faced drug possession
charges as well as misdemeanor traffic charges, including driving
while his license was revoked and failing to keep adequate records
as a truck driver.