Deputy Sheriff Chris Parsons was shot and killed from ambush after responding to a 911 call on Nugget Road, in Mineral Point, at approximately 2:10 am.
An ambulance had also responded to the location as a result of the 911 call regarding an unconscious woman. As the woman was loaded into the ambulance her son exited the mobile home fired a single shot with a rifle, killing Deputy Parsons.
The subject fled into nearby woods. He remained at large for approximately 15 hours until he turned himself in at a checkpoint setup near Mineral Point.
Deputy Parsons had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for only two months.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Andrew Skiles
Washington County Sheriff's Office
116 W High Street
Potosi, MO 63664