Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man during child custody dispute inside Hettinger County school
Friends say the victim's youngest son witnessed his dad being shot.
HETTINGER COUNTY, N.D. — The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is working to determine the details of a deadly police shooting inside a Hettinger County school.
The incident happened Thursday afternoon, April 21, inside the Mott-Regent School in Mott just before 3 p.m. According to a press release from the Hettinger County Sheriff's Office Friday afternoon, deputies responded to a report of a disturbance inside the school.
A deputy made contact with a man who refused to leave the school, the release said.
Friends of the victim and police have identified that man as 34-year-old Jeffrie Glover Jr., of Mott, who friends say the children lived with.
The shooting allegedly happened when Glover got into a fight inside the school with his ex-wife's new boyfriend. Glover was reportedly upset the new boyfriend had been added to the school's contact list, a friend said.
According to the sheriff's office, Glover became physical with the deputy, which led to what they say was "a lethal force scenario."
Friends say Glover's youngest son witnessed his dad being shot and killed.
The sheriff's office has turned the case over to the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which is expected to review the deputy's actions "as quickly as possible," according to the release, which indicated that should be within 30 days. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be handed over to the Hettinger County State's Attorney.
The deputy who shot Glover has been placed on administrative leave.