Southeast Missouri man shot, killed by police
DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. - A Senath, Missouri man is dead after police say he became aggressive, leading to an officer shooting him.
Police say Gilbert S. Owens was involved in a domestic incident on North East Street in Senath. When an officer arrived on the scene, police say Owens wielded a knife and punctured the tires on his father-in-law's car and the police cruiser.
The officer told Owens to drop the knife when, according to police, Owens charged at the officer. The officer then pepper sprayed Owens, but when that didn't stop Owens, the officer shot and killed him.
The incident is still under investigation by the Dunklin County Major Case Squad, the Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.