Suicidal Man Dies After Being Shot By Officers In Columbia

An investigation is underway in Columbia after police say a man who was suicidal died yesterday (Friday) afternoon after being shot by officers.

According to a news release from the Columbia Police Department they were called to The Landing at CoMo apartment complex on Campusview Drive just after 3pm for a report of a suicidal subject.

Officers talked to the man and cleared the call.

Then just before 4pm, the man called 911 and requested officers back.

When officers arrived, police say the man was armed and started firing rounds into the air and then started directing gunfire towards officers.

Gunfire was returned at the suspect and the man died.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control unit will investigate the shooting.






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