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DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) — A suspect is dead after being shot in an exchange of gunfire with police in eastern Missouri.

The shooting happened Tuesday morning in De Soto, a town of 6,300 residents about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is handling the investigation.

Sheriff's department spokesman Grant Bissell said De Soto city officers were sent to a home for a report of a domestic dispute. Bissell said the male suspect began shooting at officers, and they returned fire, killing him.

No officers were hurt.

The 26-year-old suspect's name has not been released. Authorities say the shooting happened outside the home of the man's ex-girlfriend, where he sometimes stayed.

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