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Police: Man who tried to run over officers, died after shooting himself

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) – Police say a man wanted for trying to run over two Missouri officers died after shooting himself Wednesday.

According to Kennett police, Jimmy Youmans was stopped by Campbell police on September 21 in a truck with extensive damage to the front of it.

During the stop Youmans, according to police, tried to run over one officer, dragging the officer a few feet down the road. Then he tried to back over another officer as he fled police.

The following Monday Dunklin County Sheriff's deputies received information that Youmans was in a peach orchard near County Road 222 close to Campbell. Police said he was armed and threatened to shoot officers if they came close to him.

Deputies and other law enforcement set up a perimeter and called in a Kennett police K9 unit to track down Youmans. Officers were not able to find him.

Two days later officers heard Youmans was hiding in an abandoned home on Frisco Street in Kennett. Officers responded to the 300 block of that street and began to talk to Youmans outside the home.

Youmans went back into the home and police said they later heard a gunshot. Police went into the home and found Youmans in a back bedroom unconscious, suffering from an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound. He was taken to a Kennett hospital where he later died.

According to Kennett police, Youmans was wanted for felony and misdemeanor warrants out of Wayne County, Cape Girardeau County, and Dunklin County.

Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting.

No officers were injured in the shooting and no shots were fired by police.

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