Subject in standoff with police found dead
Shawnee police were called to Shawnee Station Apartments about 10:15 a.m. Thursday to check on a suicidal man who officers believed was armed with a gun. However, about 2:30 p.m., police said they had entered the apartment and found the man dead.
Because police heard no gunshots after arriving at the apartments, they believe the man shot himself before they arrived, Capt. Dan Tennis said.
During the incident, police had closed streets surrounding the complex, including stretches of 65th Street and Mauer, and were asking people to avoid the area.