Name released of man killed in officer involved shooting

DUNKLIN COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - SENATH, MO (KFVS) - One man is dead after a shooting involving a police officer in Dunklin County.

Gilbert S. Owens died after he was shot by Senath Officer J. Gentry on Jan. 13, according to the Dunklin County Major Case Squad.

Officer Gentry responded to a domestic disturbance call at 5:58 a.m. on North East Street in Senath.

Police say Owens became aggressive and punctured the tires on his father-in-law's vehicle and the Senath Patrol vehicle.

Officer Gentry told Owens to stop and drop the knife. Owens ignored the officer's commands and began to approach the officer in a threatening and aggressive manner with the knife in his hand, according to the Dunklin County Major Case Squad.

The officer used his pepper spray and that did not deter Owens. Then, the officer shot his weapon and hit Owens.

Owens was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dunklin County Coroner.

The officer was not injured.

The Dunklin County Major Case Squad, the Division of Drug and Crime Control of the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office are investigating.

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