Police Shooting Leaves One Man Dead in Caruthersville

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO - One man is dead and two Caruthersville police officers are on administrative leave after a shooting on Sunday morning.

Police say the shooting began shortly after 1:30 a.m., when a car was reported stolen from a gas station.  The car's owner said a man stole the vehicle while it was at the gas pumps.

Officers found the car in downtown Caruthersville and tried to make a traffic stop.  The driver, 29-year-old Antonio Stewart of Kennett, refused to stop and after a short chase stopped the car in front of an apartment building on Adams Street.

Police say they then attemped to Taser Stewart, but one of the probes missed.

That's when police say they saw Stewart with a .45-caliber, semi-automatic handgun.  Officers then fired several shots, killing Stewart.

(Raycom affiliate station KFVS in Cape Girardeau contributed to this report.)