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 aftershooting himself Wednesday.

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

During the stopYoumans, according to police, tried to run over one officer, dragging theofficer a few feet down the road. Then he tried to back over another officer ashe fled police.

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

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

Two days laterofficers heard Youmans was hiding in an abandoned home on Frisco Street inKennett. Officers responded to the 300 block of that street and began to talkto Youmans outside the home.

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

According toKennett police, Youmans was wanted for felony and misdemeanor warrants out of WayneCounty, Cape Girardeau County, and Dunklin County.

Missouri StateHighway Patrol is investigating the shooting.

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

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