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DUNKLIN CO SHOOTING

Jan 14, 2013 -- 4:43pm

 

A domestic disturbance led to the shooting death of Gilbert S. Owens of Senath Sunday night, at around 6pm.  Owens died after he was shot by Senath Officer J. Gentry, according to the Dunklin County Major Case Squad.  Gentry responded to the domestic disturbance call, and as he investigated, Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder states in a news release, Owens allegedly approached him in an "aggressive and threatening manner" holding a knife. The officer told him to stop and drop the weapon and Owens ignored the officer and continued to come at him in a threatening way.  The officer used his pepper spray and that did not deter Owens.   Gentry then shot the man, killing him.  Owens was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dunklin County Coroner.  Officer Gentry was not injured.  The Dunklin County Major Case Squad, the Division of Drug and Crime Control of the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office are now investigating. 

 

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