According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at approximately 11:16 a.m., the Cameron Police Department received a call in reference to a disturbance involving a man threatening to take his own life. When officers arrived on scene, the man fired at them and a Cameron police officer returned fire. Thirty-nine-year-old Clinton Shane Lee was fatally wounded in the shooting incident.
Patrol Sgt. Jake Angle could not confirm if the man was shot by police or died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
No officers were injured.
The Clinton County Coroner is involved in the investigation and has requested an autopsy be conducted.
The Cameron Police Department requested that the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control conduct the investigation into the officer-involved shooting. Next of kin has been notified and the Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is continuing to investigate.