Armed suspect dead after being shot by officers in Saint Joseph

SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. -- An armed suspect is dead after being shot by police Saturday morning in Saint Joseph.

The Saint Joseph, Missouri Police Department said around 10:40 a.m. officers responded to a home near 12th Street and Lafayette Street in reference to checking for a person with felony warrants.

While attempting to locate the person and execute the warrant, officers encountered a suspect armed and threatening with a firearm.

Shot were fired by two officers, striking the suspect.

The 42-year-old man was taken to Mosaic Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. His name has not been released at this time.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking over the investigation .

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