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Man dies after officer-involved shooting in O’Fallon

January 18, 2019

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A 64-year-old man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in the St. Louis suburb of O’Fallon, Missouri.

The shooting happened around 11:45 a.m. Friday in the St. Charles County town. Police say an officer responded with a mental health professional for a “mental health follow-up” at the home of Dale Weich.

Police say the officer was forced to shoot Weich when Weich produced a handgun. A police spokeswoman declined to be more specific, citing the ongoing investigation. Weich died at a hospital.

No one else was hurt.

It was the second fatal officer-involved shooting in the St. Louis region this week. On Tuesday, 22-year-old Quency Chavez Floyd of St. Louis was killed after allegedly shooting at detectives who sought to question him about a carjacking. The officers were not hurt.

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