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Self-Inflicted Shooting During Attempted Warrant Service


Morning of November 05, 2020 two Livingston County Sheriff Deputies were in Mooresville on fugitive investigation as an adult was wanted on outstanding arrest warrant for alleged class E felony Domestic Assault-3rd degree.

Preliminary information shows deputy made contact with adult male and he was arrested on an out of county minor arrest warrant.  Another deputy saw the felony fugitive lying in bed and began talking with that person in attempt to gain compliance and submit to arrest.  That person clearly indicated they would not be going anywhere.  Additional conversation took place in attempt to gain peaceful compliance when the fugitive pulled a handgun from under the cover(s) and shot themselves in the head area.

Emergency Medical was requested and attempts to provide first aid were given.  Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services Ambulance arrived on scene about 11:09 a.m.  Air Ambulance was also summoned and the injured person flown to an area hospital.  At this time I do not have confirmation on the status of the injured person.

Scene has been secured and Sheriff Cox has requested Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control investigate this entire incident as our office had been attempting the warrant service.

No other person was injured but our staff is dealing with the emotional trauma associated with these types of situations.  Some family have been notified of the situation.  No additional information will be released by the LCSO as we have turned this over to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  Livingston County Coroner's Office was notified of the situation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones and with our staff and emergency responders.  I/we are very thankful no one else was injured.


Sheriff Steve Cox

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