Man suspected of killing 2 people dies in shootout
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say a man suspected of killing two people and wounding a third near Columbia has been killed in a shootout with deputies.
The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/18BGx1u ) reports that officers responded late Saturday to reports of gunfire and found two people dead. A third person was taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds.
Det. Tom O’Sullivan said at a news conference that a pursuit began when deputies tried to stop a vehicle seen fleeing from the scene. He said that after the fleeing vehicle ran off the road in snowy conditions, the driver got out of with a handgun. O’Sullivan said shots were exchanged, and the suspect was fatally wounded.
No names were released. O’Sullivan didn’t immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.