Hannah Fizer (25) was on her way to work, as usual, when she was shot and killed by a policeman at a traffic stop in Missouri.
According to the police report, she had been speeding and ran a red light before being pulled over by the officer.
For reasons unknown, the circumstances quickly got out of hand shortly after the police officer reached her car.
The confrontation took place in Sedalia, a small town southeast of Kansas City, Missouri.
According to the Highway Patrol, the officer requested that she pull over at about 10 pm that night.
Hannah came to a stop between two restaurants near West Broadway Boulevard.
Allegedly, Hannah stated that she was armed and that she was going to shoot the officer.
The deputy pulled out his gun and shot the Hannah several times.
Officers who arrived on the scene tried to administer first aid but, tragically, she died at the scene.
Surveillance video from a nearby restaurant was able to capture footage of the incident.
Investigators are currently reviewing this video evidence. It is not being made available to the public during the on-going investigation.
Hannah Was Confrontational
The police officer who shot her has not yet been named. He has stated that Hannah Fizer was confrontational and that she declined his request to identify herself.
He also says that Fizer told him that she was recording the traffic stop on her phone.
This cell phone was found in the car and it is believed that it may contain video or photographic evidence of the incident.
The phone has been sent to a digital forensic center for analysis and extraction of data.
Due to lack of funding, the Pettis County deputies are not equipped with body cameras. This has been an on-going concern for the community.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has taken control of the investigation. The police officer who shot Hannah Fizer is an employee of the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office.
Hannah Was A Friendly Person
Hannah has been described as a friendly person and, according to those who knew her, she had never carried a firearm.