Police: Shawn Nims shot and killed by law enforcement officers

CEDAR HILL, MO (KTVI) – Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer says Shawn Nims, the man suspected of shooting two Jefferson County deputies, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers Friday morning.

Boyer says Nims tried to jump out of the window of a woman’s home not too far from the original scene.   When officers ordered him to drop his weapon, he refused and was shot at least one time.  The woman at the home was taken into custody. She was released after giving a statement.

The shooting ends a nearly 7-hour manhunt for Nims that started around 2:00 a.m. Friday.

Jeff Co ManhuntThe incident began when deputies responded to a 911 hangup around 11:00 p.m. in the 7400 block of  Twin Ridge Road.

Residents first told police the call was accidental and was made from a medical alert bracelet.

When officers began to leave, they saw someone going out of a back window. They did not chase the person because it was dark and in a wooded area.

They went back to the home around 2:00 a.m.   When the deputies walked down the stairs,  Nims reportedly opened fire on the two deputies.

Authorities say Deputy Nina Osia, 22, was shot in the lower left calf  and has a broken leg.  Deputy Michael Toombs, 43, was hit in the arm.   Both officers were taken to a hospital where they were treated and released.

Multiple agencies from around the St. Louis area including the Highway Patrol, St. Louis County and Franklin County responded to assist Jefferson County in the manhunt.

Residents were advised to keep their doors locked and be alert during the incident.