By Don Groves
The Albany Ledger
An Oct. 27 standoff near McFall ended in an apparent suicide a Kansas City, Mo., man.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol press release says 50-year-old David Call was a suspect in a homicide after a body was found Oct. 26 in a house fire. Call had been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, second-degree arson and abandonment of a corpse in Grundy County.
When officers arrived at the residence east of McFall in Daviess County at 3:50 p.m. Oct. 27, Call fired several rounds at them, the release says. Call then barricaded himself inside the residence.
Additional officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Gentry County Sheriff’s Office, St. Joseph Police Department, and Cameron Police Department responded and established a perimeter.
“Negotiations with Call were ongoing, but contact was eventually lost,” the report says. “At approximately 8 p.m., entry was made into the residence where Call was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Trenton police had been searching for Call following the Oct. 26 fire in Trenton. Authorities were able to locate Call by tracing his cell phone.
Firefighters discovered a body about 9 p.m. Oct. 26 while fighting the house fire in Trenton. The fire and the identification of the body remain under investigation.
The investigation continues by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Trenton Police Department, Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, and Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.