Jay P. Messer Killed by Pettis County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
16000 Oak Point Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies were called in reference to a verbal domestic disturbance. After making contact with the caller at a nearby residence, four deputies and a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper arrived at the home about 6:33 p.m. and were met by an intoxicated male with a shotgun. Officers ordered the man to put down the weapon, but he fired at them, and they shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Jay P. Messer

Agency Responsible: Pettis County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol

Gender: Male

Age: 58

Race: White

Date of Death: November 5, 2019

County: Pettis

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Drug or alcohol use

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5168

Geography: Rural

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