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A McDonald County Deputy is Wounded and Suspect is Dead

The suspect Alvis Davis shot himself while driving.

October 20, 2011|Terra Haff | News Producer

McDONALD Co. Mo. — McDonald County Sheriff Robert Evenson says deputy Kenen Martinez, 24, radioed in a domestic disturbance call between his neighbors, who live in an apartment below him, about noon.

When Martinez went to Alvis Davis', 28, apartment the man slammed the door in his face and his girlfriend yelled out, "He's got a gun," according to Evenson. "I believe that warning saved my deputy's life."

Sheriff Robert Evenson says Martinez was off duty and in street clothes when he went down to investigate, and that Davis knew he was a deputy.

He says Martinez was shot in the leg before returning fire.

Davis got into a pickup truck and later shot himself as he was driving toward an intersection where the sheriff and deputies waited for him.

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Martinez was treated at a Joplin hospital for his wound, which was not life-threatening.

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