Investigation underway after Missouri officer shoots, kills man

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 6 at 7:05 PM

(KMOV) – Authorities are investigating after a Bourbon, Mo. police officer shot and killed a man in Crawford County on Wednesday.

According to authorities, the officer tried to stop a driver in a Chevrolet Cavalier after recognizing it matched the description of a vehicle involved in a chase in Sullivan.

Police say the suspect refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The chase made its way into Gasconade County and ended when the suspect drove back into Crawford County and crashed near the intersection of Rt. J and Fann Rd.

That’s when the officer shot the suspect, later identified as 50-year-old Gary Wenzel. Wenzel was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details were not released.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting. 

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