ST. CHARLES, MO. (KMOX) – Prosecutors say he tried to set his stepfather on fire in O’Fallon, Missouri Monday night and killed a police officer in Southeast Missouri early Tuesday morning. 

Now the 29 year old suspect is facing charges in both jurisdictions.

St Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Jack Banas told KMOX 29 year old Deonta Williamson faces arson, armed criminal action and assault charges.  

Police say after he tried to set the fires, Williamson stole his stepfather’s SUV and drove to Southeast Missouri where he has family. 

During a police chase and subsequent roadblock, police say Williamson rammed two patrol cars, killing one officer instantly and injuring the other.  He remains jailed without bond in Pemiscot County. 

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the suspect’s mother claims her son suffers from mental illness caused in part by the loss of one arm to a gunshot wound six years ago. 

Copyright KMOX Radio



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