BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. – A St. Joseph officer will not be prosecuted over a fatal shooting on October 22, 2017.

On Wednesday, Buchanan County Prosecutor Dwight Scroggins said officer Brant Hutchison returned fire after being shot at by Samantha “Baby Girl” Hennard, 25, of St. Joseph.

The shooting occurred after a disturbance at 9th and Sycamore. Hennard was one of two suspects who fled on foot before officers arrived. When Hutchison confronted Hennard on 10th street, she ran and fired two shots at the officer.

Hennard was shot once and died at the scene.