FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) – Authorities in Farmington say the man who died in a shootout with police had a long criminal record.
The Park Hills Daily Journal reports that 32-year-old Callion Hamblin died Monday. Police say Hamblin shot a St. Francois County deputy in the leg. Police returned gunfire, killing Hamblin. The deputy was treated at a hospital and released.
Police had been called to assist a bail bondsman trying to bring in Hamblin. Hamblin allegedly barricaded himself in the apartment, then fled, reportedly shooting at officers who tried to apprehend him.
Court records showed at least seven criminal cases against Hamblin since 1998. He was being sought on a drug-related charge at the time of his death.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the shooting.
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