Supervisor and guard killed in gunfire at Missouri jail

Published: Thursday, June 22 2000 12:00 a.m. MDT

HUNTSVILLE, Mo. — A man and woman opened fire in a county jail early Thursday killing the supervisor and a jail guard before fleeing the scene, authorities said.

The man and woman rang the overnight buzzer at the Randolph County Jail about 12:30 a.m. and began shooting when a guard opened the door, said Lyndell Roth, a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The woman was arrested around dawn in nearby Moberly, Roth said. Details on her arrest or how the two got separated were not immediately available.

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