Jefferson City Man Dead Following Shooting in Miller County
Originally published December 2, 2010 at 10:26 a.m., updated December 2, 2010 at 12:56 p.m.
On December 1, 2010, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Troop F
officers were requested to assist in locating a suspect allegedly involved
in brandishing a weapon and holding a female subject hostage in his
vehicle. The incident occurred in California, MO. The female was able to
escape the vehicle, and the California Police Department initiated a
pursuit, but was unable to stop the vehicle. The suspect was identified as
William H. Redel, 51, of Jefferson City, MO.
At approximately 9:43 p.m., troopers located the suspect
vehicle at Fine Food Randles Court Motel in Eldon, MO. As the troopers
approached the motel room, they observed the suspect in the doorway with a
gun. Shots were fired and the suspect was later located in the motel room
severely injured by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect
was transported from the scene by ambulance to the Eldon Airport for
airlift to University Hospital in Columbia, MO. However, he was pronounced
dead prior to being airlifted. There were no other injuries during the
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