A shooting resulting in death in Poplar Bluff has been ruled as justifiable. Butler County Coroner Jim Akers says 41-year old Thomas Ray Sherrion, was shot and killed at around 9 o’clock Sunday morning, Nov. 6. Butler County Chief Deputy Wesley Popp said Sherrion was in a relationship with the shooter’s mother and had been living in the home with them for about six months. The 17-year old son shot and killed Sherrion because he believed his mother’s life was in danger. There were no domestic violence calls to this particular home, but Sherrion has a history of domestic violence in New Madrid County. Popp explained evidence showed the survivors were telling the truth. There will not be an autopsy but they are still waiting on lab results.