Crime

Man suspected of shooting at cop captured by homeowner in Missouri

The man accused of shooting at a Missouri deputy was detained by a private citizen and taken into custody.

A deputy in Jefferson County, Missouri was answering a call near Routes JJ and T when someone fired four shots at him, striking his patrol car. The deputy, who was not named, was not injured in the shooting.

Police told KMOV that 27-year-old Jacob Wray was the shooter. Wray was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, tampering, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Stltoday.com reports that a homeowner found Wray asleep in his shed Friday morning and held Wray at gunpoint until sheriff’s department deputies arrive on the scene. Police said they believe he hid inside a stolen truck, and that Wray confessed to attempting "suicide by cop."

Wray’s arrest ended a 16-hour manhunt throughout the area after the deputy reported the shots fired.

Wray is being held on $750,000 bail.

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