POTOSI, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A funeral was held Wednesday morning for a Washington County deputy shot to death while responding to a 911 call on Saturday.
Deputy Christopher Parsons, 31, was laid to rest after his funeral at the Potosi First Baptist Church in the 10400 block of Highway P in Potosi.
Law enforcement officials from all over the community attended the funeral to pay their respects for Parsons.
Missouri Highway Patrol officials Parsons deputy was responding to a call for an unconscious person at a mobile home residence off Nuggett Road at 2:10 a.m. Saturday.
While EMS personnel were loading a female patient into an ambulance, they were reportedly ambushed by the patient’s son, Gary Sancegrow, who fired a single shot.
Parsons was shot in the back and killed. Officials say they believe the shot was fired at close range using some sort of long gun.
After about a 15-hour manhunt, Sancegrow was captured and taken into custody.
He has since been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and a probation violation.
Parsons, who graduated in October, had been a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department for less than two months.