WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Police say a man was shot and killed by a deputy Friday night.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, officers were called to a home on the 15000 block of Highway 21 in Old Mines around 8:20 p.m. for a report of a suicide.
Officers knocked on the door and a woman in the home let them inside. They found blood in a bathroom sink and when they went into a nearby room they saw a man, covered with blankets. Police said there was a bulge in the blankets pointed towards the deputies.
Authorities said they asked to see the man's hands to see if he was injured but he refused and began talking about dying, implying he had a gun.
The man then pulled out two guns from underneath the blankets and threatened them and also said he was going to "die tonight."
Police said deputies tried to de-escalate the situation but the man pointed a gun at a deputy's head.
Fearing for his safety and the safety of others, one of the deputies opened fire, killing the man.
The investigation is ongoing.