(KMOV.com) – Police say a man who shot two Jefferson County deputies is dead after being gunned down by an officer in Cedar Hill early Friday morning.
According to authorities, an officer involved in a manhunt for 40-year-old Shawn Nims confronted him after he was spotted in the 6300 block of Cedar Dr.
Deputies said the officer ordered Nims to drop an assault rifle he was holding but he refused. That’s when the officer opened fire. Nims was pronounced dead at the scene.
Nims’ death came hours after two Jefferson County deputies responded to a home in the 7400 block of Twin Ridge Rd. after a 911 hang-up call.
Upon their arrival they saw people acting suspicious and Nims running from the home. They then noticed a back window was open as if someone had jumped out.
They left the scene but returned around 2 a.m. to search for Nims, who was wanted on a felony warrant.
Deputies said the officers went inside the home and were walking down the steps into the basement when they were ambushed by Nims, who fired shots at the deputies. The officers returned fire.
One of the officers, 22-year-old Nina Osia, was shot in calf and suffered a broken leg. The other officer, 43-year-old Michael Toombs, was struck in the arm and shoulder. Both were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital where they were treated and released.
It wasn’t known if Nims was struck, but he ran away.
Dozens of officers from multiple agencies responded to the scene conducted an organized search effort for Nims.