FLORISSANT, Mo. (KSDK) – A 44-year-old man committed suicide during a confrontation with Florissant police opposed to being shot by officers, according to a Florissant police department press release.
Abayomi Afolabi shot himself in the head when police officers approached him in the 10000 block of Winkler in north St. Louis County.
Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the first block of Regina Court and received a description of the suspect who had previously left.
When the officers pulled in the driveway of a residence where Afolabi was, he crashed his car into the police car in an attempt to get away. Upon seeing police exit, he pulled out a gun and shot himself, according to the release.
One of the officers fired back in fear of he and the other officer's safety. Afolabi was declared dead at the scene.