A man involved in a morning standoff at the in Wentzville has died, according to Wentzville Police. The man had locked himself in a room at the motel and shot at police.
It is not immediately known if the man shot himself or was killed when officers fired shots.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is identifying the victim as Mark C. Curl, 54, of the 1400 block of Plaza Place in .
Police responded to the Economy Inn motel to check on the welfare of a subject, KMOV reported. The suspect fired at officers, who exchanged fire. Since police did not know if hostages were involved, a hostage negotiation team and a SWAT team were called to the site.
St. Peters and O'Fallon police departments aided Wentzville and St. Charles County officers at the scene.
The St. Charles County forensics and crime scene units arrived at the scene shortly after noon.
Wentzville Patch is continuing to check with the and will add to this report as soon as more information is available.