A man who was shot Wednesday by Dallas County Sheriff Mike Rackley has died.
Rackley says that twenty four year-old, Cory Scharp, of Lebanon lunged at him with a pocket knife when he and two deputies went to serve a couple of warrants at a mobile home near Pumpkin Center. Scharp was not one of the people that officers were searching for.
Rackley has been placed on paid administrative leave which is customary in officer related shootings. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting and says it could take about six weeks for them to come back with their findings. Until they do Dallas County Chief Deputy Henry Thiesen will act as interim sheriff.
Rackley is running for re-election as Dallas County sheriff in November.