Suspect who shot 2 deputies killed by police

An eastern Missouri man accused of shooting two deputies has been killed following a confrontation with police.

The sequence of events began late Thursday when Jefferson County deputies were called to a home in Cedar Hill and 40-year-old Shawn Nims ran away. Deputies returned around 2 a.m. Friday to search for Nims, who was wanted on a felony warrant.

Sheriff Glenn Boyer says Nims fired at the deputies, injuring 22-year-old Nina Osia in the left leg and 43-year-old Michael Toombs in the left arm or shoulder. Both were briefly hospitalized, then released.

Boyer says officers went to another Cedar Hill home about 8:20 a.m. and Nims came through a front window armed with a military-style rifle. An officer shot and killed Nims. No officers were hurt in that confrontation.