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Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Branson Identified

The Branson Police Department has released the name of the person who died after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday.

During a press conference in Branson, Police Chief Eric Schmitt said wanted suspect Randall Wesolek Jr. of Taney County was found at a gas station on West 76 Country Blvd by BPD officers. 

Wesolek was told to exit his car and a struggle began. Wesolek produced a gun and officers fired their weapons, according to the press release from BPD.

Officers began life-saving measures, but Wesolek succumbed to his injuries. 

One sergeant and two patrol officers fired their weapons, and all have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.

An investigation is being performed by MSHP and an internal investigation will be performed by BPD after MSHP’s investigation concludes.
More details from the press conference can be found Ozarks First Website.

(Story by John Paul Schmidt, Emilee Kuschel, and Ashley Eddy of Ozarks First)

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