***State Patrol says that Smith died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound*****
35 year old Shiloh D Smith of St Joseph was killed following a chase Thursday evening when he fired at deputies. State Patrol says a pursuit began in Gentry County after 10:00, when a deputy attempted to stop Smith for a traffic violation. Smith fired shots numerous times and the deputy returned fire. It’s not known if the suspect was shot. The chase ended when Smith crashed on Highway 31 at Fairmont Road in DeKalb County. He was pronounced dead at the scene.