Metro Police Chief John Drake Releases Statement on Death of his Son Following Three-Day Manhunt

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Metro Police Chief John Drake has released the following statement concerning the death of his son, John Drake, Jr:

“I am grateful to the members of law enforcement, including many officers from this department, who worked diligently since Saturday to locate my son and bring him into custody. It was my prayer that no harm would come to him or anyone else. I am heartbroken and saddened by the outcome. I appreciate the condolences and kind words of support as my family and I privately mourn our loss.”

On Tuesday, officers found Drake Jr. deceased from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Source: MNPD