(QUICK CITY, Mo., AP) — Johnson County Sheriff Chuck Heiss says a wanted felon who said he would not go back to prison died in a shootout with law enforcement officers.
Heiss says 54-year-old Ricky Lee Higgins died in the confrontation Wednesday in Quick City after he shot at officers. Quick City is about 11 miles south of Holden, Missouri.
The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal reports Higgins was being sought on a parole violation. Officers went to a mobile home after the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Higgins was staying there.
Heiss says Higgins tried to escape by crawling out from under the mobile home. He says Higgins shot at officers at least twice before deputies fired 10 rounds, killing him.
Higgins was released from prison in December after serving 12 years for receiving stolen property and second-degree burglary.