ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A man shot and killed himself as police approached him while he was in his vehicle at a fast food restaurant drive thru in Jefferson County.
Officers were responding to a domestic disturbance in Imperial and while they were en route to the scene, they saw the suspect, identified Monday as Timothy Harlan, 36, pull into a fast food restaurant drive thru.
As a deputy tried to walk up to the vehicle, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot himself. The deputy thought the shot was coming toward him so he also opened fire.
Further investigation revealed the cause of death was self-inflicted.
The investigation is ongoing.