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Police officer on paid leave after shooting her ex-boyfriend

Staff Report • Dec 2, 2008 at 12:00 AM

According to the Jackson Sun a Humboldt police officer is on paid administrative leave after she shot her ex-boyfriend in the hip outside her Milan home, according to Milan and Humboldt police.

Humboldt officer Melody Pierce, 31, told Milan police she shot Robert Kendall shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday after a scuffle over a gun.

Hunter Stewart, another Humboldt police officer, also was involved in the incident. Stewart was back at work Monday, said Humboldt Police Chief Raymond Simmons.

Simmons said the Humboldt Police Department would not take any further action until Milan police conclude their investigation.

"At this point, we are not aware that either of (the Humboldt officers) have violated any city ordinance," Simmons said.

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