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Man shot to death by Republic officer after hitting him with car

Feb 17, 2016
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REPUBLIC - Police say that a man accused of crashing into several southwest Missouri building and hitting an officer with his car has died after the officer shot him.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 48-year-old Destry Meikle died at a hospital after he was shot Tuesday morning in Republic.

 

When Republic High School in southwest Missouri removed two novels from its curriculum and library in July, it drew national attention and launched a conversation about what books are acceptable for Missouri students.