Man kills self after assault, chase

PERRYVILLE, Mo. | A southeast Missouri man is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after police say he attacked his girlfriend with his car and fired shots at officers.

The Southeast Missourian reported on its Web site that police wanted to question 20-year-old Coby D. Kinnison of Perryville after his girlfriend told them he had struck her car with his Friday night and then fled.

Officers spotted Kinnison on an ATV and he led Perryville police, Perry County sheriff’s deputies and Missouri Highway Patrol troopers on a chase through Perryville and to a field early Saturday morning.

Perryville Police Chief Keith Tarrillion says Kinnison fired twice at the officers and then apparently turned the rifle on himself.