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Standoff In Mount Vernon Ends with Suspect Shooting Himself

A standoff in Mount Vernon early Monday morning ended with the suspect taking his own life.

Mount Vernon Police say it started at an apartment on Olive Street around 2:30 a.m and ended around 5 a.m with 22 year old Tyler Stow turning a gun on himself.

Mount Vernon Police Chief David Hubert says Stow had a fight with his girlfriend before the standoff.

At least 15 officers from Mount Vernon Police, Monett Police and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department was involved.

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