Missouri Deputy Ambushed During Medical Call

Washington County (Mo.) Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Parsons, 31, was shot by the son of an intoxicated woman, as paramedics loaded her into an ambulance at about 2 a.m. Saturday.

Photo courtesy of Washington County SO.Photo courtesy of Washington County SO.

A Washington County (Mo.) Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot after responding to a 911 call to help EMS personnel with an intoxicated woman during a medical call.

Deputy Christopher Parsons, 31, was shot by the son of the woman, as paramedics loaded her into an ambulance at about 2 a.m. Saturday in Mineral Point. After shooting the deputy, Gary Sancegrow, 30, ran into the woods.

Law enforcement personnel then launched a massive manhunt for Sancegrow, who turned himself in at a checkpoint at about 5 p.m. Saturday. Sancegrow has been charged with first-degree murder, reports the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Deputy Parsons was hired by the sheriff's office in October.

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