Cause of death: shooting
Last updated: 5 months ago
The Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Sparta police responded to a domestic violence 911 call in Sparta on Sunday morning, January 7. Officers found 21 year-old Skyler Burnette, armed with a knife, threatening a woman he had been dating. A sheriff's deputy shot Burnette, who died at the scene.
The deputy who shot Burnette is identified as Jesse Murphy, who was hired by the sheriff's office in 2006. Murphy has been placed on standard paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.