Investigators say man dies of self-inflicted gunshot after standoff in Wright County, Mo.
HARTVILLE, Mo. (KY3) - The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a standoff where a man took his own life near Hartville.
A Wright County deputy responded to a home near State Highway Z and Krause Road north of Hartville Tuesday around 11 a.m. A caller indicated her fiance’ was suicidal. Investigators say when the deputy stepped on the front porch, the man inside opened fire with a revolver. The deputy returned fire, believing he did not hit the man.
Officers later entered the home and found the man dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office asked the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Webster County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol will conduct an investigation.
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