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Family sues officer who fatally shot 2-year-old during armed standoff

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2023
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Police responding to a domestic dispute in Baxter Springs, Kan., in March 2022 quickly found themselves in a standoff. In a tense encounter that lasted more than three hours, the armed assailant, Eli Crawford, retreated into a small trailer and fired over 90 rounds using multiple guns at officers, according to police reports. With him was his 2-year-old daughter, Clesslynn. The girl’s mother, Taylor Shutte had died after being gunned down by Eli as officers arrived. The standoff ended with Eli and Clesslynn Crawford dead. Eli died of a self-inflicted...

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