An investigation’s underway in Jeff City after a man was killed in a police shooting.
It all started when police were called to a commercial parking lot where they were told a man had a large knife.
Corporal Kyle Green with the Missouri Highway Patrol tells KRMS News officers felt threatened and then fired.
Green says 59-year-old James Reising of Columbia was hit and then taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where he died.
No officers were hurt and the investigation is ongoing.
EMPHASIS: Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation In Jefferson City, MO
At approximately 11:46 a.m. on January 3, 2021, officers from the Jefferson City Police Department responded to the report of a disturbance involving a man with a large knife at 3535 Missouri Boulevard, in Jefferson City, Missouri. Preliminary investigation revealed when the officers contacted the suspect, he presented a knife in a threatening manner. The suspect ignored verbal commands to drop the knife. The officers, fearing for their safety, fired their weapons striking the suspect. The suspect, identified as James Reising, 59, of Columbia, Missouri, was transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, MO, where he was later pronounced deceased. No officers were injured during the incident. The investigation is ongoing by criminal investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control.