Man dies after officer-involved shooting in O’Fallon
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.