by Max Brantley
At about 11:45 a.m. Monday, officers were called to the 1200 block of River Oaks in Benton on a report of a family disturbance with a 17-year-old kid possessing a handgun.The student was identified later as Keegan Schweikle, a student at Harmony Grove.
Upon arrival, officers were told the suspect had fled into a wooded area near the home. Multiple officers searched the area for a welfare concern of the suspect. The suspect was later located in the wooded area.
After failing to comply with officer commands to drop the weapon, the suspect pointed the handgun toward an officer, which resulted in shots being fired by the officer. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.