Orvel Simons (585)



4/26/2001: Police said that Orvel Simons fired at the drivers of three tow trucks hired to impound cars and other items. One of the drivers, Charles Strong, 39, was killed by a fatal bullet to the back. Police say Simons continued to shoot at the drivers, and at the first police officer to arrive at the scene. Bullets hit the undercover police car, a Law office a half block away and the tow trucks. Police say Simons fired the shots from this window of the home. Police blocked off roads in the area and surrounded the house. After a 20 minute standoff, police fired tear gas in the house. Chief Frank McNeil of the Bay St. Louis Police Department said, "We entered the house from the rear with our K-9 officer and found the suspect inside the residence with a single gunshot bullet wound to the head. Apparently self inflicted." http://www.wlox.com/story/315651/two-people-dead-after-standoff-in-bay-st-louis

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