Police investigate death of Versailles man, girlfriend arrested

5 months 1 week 3 hours ago Tuesday, August 14 2018 Aug 14, 2018 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:45:00 PM CDT August 14, 2018 in News
By: Destinee Patterson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

VERSAILLES - The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said a man died from a gunshot wound on Sunday, and Versailles police arrested a woman in connection with the incident.

Officers found 29-year-old Justin Wittrock at a home on Williamson Street at around 7 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release. It's unclear whether the gunshot was self-inflicted or not. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Prosecutors charged Wittrock's girlfriend, Angela Keefe, with unlawful possession of a firearm. She was convicted in 2010 of involuntary manslaughter/reckless homicide in Illinois; under Missouri law, convicted felons are not allowed to have a gun.

Keefe is being held in the Morgan County Adult detention center. 

Versailles Police and the Morgan County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident.

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