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CEDAR HILL LAKES, Mo. (KMOX) - A suspect wanted for shooting two Jefferson County sheriff deputies Friday morning has been shot and killed by police.

A multi-county manhunt was launched early this morning after 40-year-old Shawn Nims shot two deputies in the basement of a home in the 7400 block of Twin Ridge Road.

Nims was located by authorities around 8:20 a.m. Friday at his current or ex-girlfriend’s house. Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer tells KMOX no one answered the door of the home Nims was thought to be in, but the back door was open. As officers entered the house Nims jumped out the front window only to be met by police.

Boyer says the officers ordered Nims to drop a military style assault rifle he was carrying. When he refused, the officers open fired, killing Nims. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nims allegedly ambushed deputies Nina Osia, 22, and Michael Toombs, 43 around 2 a.m. Friday at a home in Cedar Hill Lakes. Osia suffered a through and through calf wound. Toombs sustained a gunshot wound to his left arm/shoulder. Both have been treated and released.

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Deputies Nina Oisa, and Michael Toombs were shot during a police call in Jefferson County, Mo. (photo:police handout)

According to court records Nims has previous been convicted for misdemeanor stealing and felony meth possession and is wanted on a warrant for tampering with a vehicle.

Late Thursday deputies Osia and Toombs were dispatched to a home in Ceder Hill Lakes for a reported 911 hang up call. Osia and Toombs were told the call was by accident and their services were not needed, but as they were leaving they noticed Nims, a wanted criminal, climbing out a rear window of the home.

Around 2 a.m. the deputies returned to the home to look for Nims.

Boyer said family members let officers into the home and allowed them to search the upstairs. “They indicated that nobody was downstairs,” Boyer said. “As [they] were walking down the steps to the basement we had two officers that were engaged in gunfire with the suspect.”

Authorities launched a countywide manhunt for Nims. Franklin, St. Louis counties and municipal police searched for Nims Friday morning mostly near a wooded area in Cedar Hill Lakes.

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CEDAR HILL LAKES, Mo. (KMOX) - An accidental 911 call leads to a known criminal ambushing two sheriff’s deputies in a basement of a home in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer told KMOX the two deputies are in stable condition. Deputy Nina Oisa, 22, suffered a through and through calf wound. Deputy Michael Toombs, 43, sustained a gunshot wound to his left arm/shoulder.

Authorities have launched a countywide manhunt for the suspect, 40-year-old Shawn Nims, who court records show is wanted on an auto tampering warrant. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Boyers said the deputies were dispatched to the home in the 7400 block of Twin Ridge Road around 11 p.m. Thursday for a reported 911 hang up call. They were told the call was by accident, but as the deputies were on the scene they noticed Nims climbing out a rear window of the home.

Around 2 a.m. the deputies returned to the home to look for Nims.

Boyers said family members let officers into the home and allowed them to search the upstairs. “They indicated that nobody was downstairs. As [they] were walking down the steps to the basement we had two officers that were engaged in gunfire with the suspect,” Boyers said.

Franklin, St. Louis counties and municipal police are looking in the wooded area near Cedar Hill Lake for Shawn Nims.

Nims was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt.

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