Aftermath: Hannah Fizer Family Settles Deadly Police Shooting Lawsuit

This story spoke to us because it inspired protest against police in the middle of red state Missouri and in a mostly white community that decried the needless loss. 

The deputy left this Sheriff's office and in 2021 a special prosecutor shared the opinion that the case was “avoidable but justifiable.”

Here's what might be the final note in a painful saga which reminds us that tragedy can happen anywhere:

Hannah Fizer's father filed the lawsuit in 2021 after her death in June 2020.

Former Pettis County Deputy Jordan Schutte shot Fizer during a traffic stop, saying the 25-year-old threatened to shoot him. She was not armed.

Court records don't disclose the settlement amount, which a judge approved earlier this month.

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Sedalia woman's family settles lawsuit in deadly traffic stop shooting

A family has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against a former Pettis County deputy who shot and killed Hannah Fizer during a traffic stop.