A Bourbon, Mo., police officer shot and killed a man Wednesday morning after he eluded police during a pursuit, according to authorities.
The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Crawford County. Gary E. Wenzel, 50, was killed, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said a Bourbon police officer tried to stop a black Chevrolet Cavalier in Bourbon after recognizing it as a vehicle that had eluded police in Sullivan during a pursuit. The vehicle did not stop, and the pursuit continued north from Bourbon and into Gasconade County, and then south back into Crawford County.
The pursuit ended at Route J and Fann Road, where the Cavalier crashed and the officer shot Wenzel.
The officer was not hurt. The investigation is continuing.
Officer Sean Love began fighting to subdue the patient in the street, but he soon “fell unconscious,” Capt. Richard Meulenberg said.