JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – 36-year-old Arnold man is dead from a self inflected gunshot wound after being confronted by police who were responding to a disturbance call in Imperial.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded at 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning to a call from a woman reporting a disturbance at her home in the 2100 block of Devonshire in Imperial. The woman said her former boyfriend was beating on her door and demanding entry.
The former boyfriend left the home before deputies arrived. While en route to the woman’s home, a deputy saw a blue SUV matching a description of his car traveling east on Old Antonia Road.
The deputy confronted the former boyfriend while he was parked in the drive-thru lane at the Jack in the Box in the 1200 block of Imperial Main Street and told him to put both of his hands outside of his vehicle. The man complied, then began yelling that he had a gun and making threats that he would kill the deputy, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The man put his hands in his car and the deputy heard a single gunshot. The deputy fired three shots at the vehicle, believing he was being shot at, police said in a statement.
The 36-year-old man died of a self-inflected gunshot wound to the head. His name is not being released, pending notification to his family. The deputy was not injured, and the investigation is ongoing.