Police: De Soto Man Kills Self During Standoff

4 years 8 months 5 days ago Monday, May 12 2014 May 12, 2014 Monday, May 12, 2014 8:24:22 AM CDT May 12, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

DE SOTO (AP) - An investigation continues after an eastern Missouri man apparently killed himself during a standoff with police.

Officers were called Sunday night on a report that a man was threatening to shoot his wife in De Soto. KMOV-TV reports that two children, ages 1 and 2, were inside the home at the time.

Police contacted the woman, who told them she had barricaded herself and the children in a downstairs bedroom while the husband was upstairs. Authorities say that as De Soto Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department surrounded the home, officers heard a single gunshot inside.

Officers found the 27-year-old suspect dead of a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say the man had been under a doctor's care for mental illness.

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