Update: Press Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

On October 27, 2014, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, along with officers from the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, responded to a residence just east of McFall, Missouri, in Daviess County, attempting to contact David M. Call, 50, of Kansas City, Missouri. Call was a suspect in a homicide that occurred in Trenton, Missouri, on October 26, 2014.

When officers arrived at the residence at 3:50 p.m. on October 27, Call fired several rounds at them. Call then barricaded himself inside the residence. Additional officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Gentry County Sheriff’s Department, St. Joseph Police Department, and Cameron Police Department responded and established a perimeter. Negotiations with Call were ongoing, but contact was eventually lost. At approximately 8 p.m., entry was made into the residence where Call was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation continues by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Trenton Police Department, Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, and Daviess County Sheriff’s Department.

A suspect in a deadly fire investigation in Trenton has allegedly shot himself after a run in with law enforcement Monday afternoon.

Online reports indicate David Mitchell Call, 55, barricaded himself inside a home at the intersection of Route T and Route AA east of McFall.

The report states shots were fired from inside the home and law enforcement did not return fire.

Call was wanted by police for the death of Becky Nelson Taul.

Her body was found by firefighters Sunday night at a fully involved blaze in the 600 block of Grundy in Trenton.