Coroner's inquest into shooting death tonight

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Police investigated the Themis Street apartment complex where 23-year-old Zachary Snyder was shot and killed Feb. 14 by a Missouri Department of Corrections officer. A coroner's inquest into the shooting will take place today. (Aaron Eisenhauer)

Watch video of Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Barry Hovis discussing the shooting the day after it happened by clicking here.

A coroner's inquest into the shooting death of 23-year-old Zachary Snyder will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Cape Girardeau Common Pleas Courthouse.

Snyder was shot and killed Feb. 14 when a fugitive apprehension investigator with the Missouri Department of Corrections attempted to serve a warrant for his arrest on parole violation. The shooting occurred in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 2857 Themis St. Twelve witnesses will be called to testify at the inquest.

The inquest will shed light on the circumstances of the shooting and hopefully determine whether or not the shooting was justified.

Check back at for more details or read Wednesday's Southeast Missourian.

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