O'FALLON, Mo. - A 64-year-old man was shot and killed Friday morning after pointing a gun at an O'Fallon police officer.
According to Officer Diana Damke, a spokeswoman for the O'Fallon Police Department, the shooting occurred in the 1000 Block of Mission Hills Drive at around 11:45 a.m.
Damke said an officer went to conduct a mental health check for 64-year-old Dale Weich. The officer was accompanied by a mental health professional.
Weich pulled a gun on the officer and the officer shot the 64-year-old. Weich was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The veteran officer who shot Weich is on administrative duty pending the completion of the investigation, Damke said.
The home is located near Ft. Zumwalt West High School. Word of a police shooting with few other details spread quickly among students, who started texting their parents. There was never a threat to anyone outside the home, police said, so the school was not placed on lockdown.