Man who barricaded himself in Affton dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say

Police outside a standoff near Mattis and Valmeyer in south St. Louis County (Credit: KMOV)

A man is dead after police said he barricaded himself in his ex-wife's garage Monday morning in Affton, Missouri.

St. Louis County Police were called to the scene in the 4600 block of Mattis Avenue around 7:30 a.m. There, officers dealt with an armed man who barricaded himself in the residence.

Police said the man traveled to his ex-wife's residence, and was unhappy. While armed, he barricaded himself in the residence's garage. Police said they have had a history of calls to the residence in the past.

Officers attempted to negotiate with him. But the man was later found dead inside the garage from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The incident was cleared around 1:00 p.m.

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