Officials: Deputy’s shot missed suspect
Brandon J. Gibbs, 27, Sharon, died Tuesday in Clinton Township.
A Boone County sheriff’s deputy shot once toward Gibbs when Gibbs drew a handgun
after a chase on bicycle and foot. Gibbs shot himself in the
head. The deputy’s shot did not
hit Gibbs, according to the
Deputies from Boone County had followed Gibbs into Rock County after responding to a report that he was armed and suicidal. Rock County deputies were dispatched to the incident at 7:44 a.m.
Gibbs had crossed State Line Road near Pearson Road into Clinton Township, according to the news release. Police pursued him into a wooded area.
Gibbs was wanted on a felony warrant.