***For Immediate Release****
On Sunday, April 25, 2021 at approximately 0301 hours, Madison County Dispatch received a 911 call from a residence on Hwy Z in Madison County, Missouri in reference to a 21 year old male shot in the head that was not conscious. Madison County Sheriffs Office, Madison County EMS, and Cherokee Pass Fire Department was dispatched to this location. Upon arrival to the scene, the male subject was located in the attic area of the residence and was found to be deceased. The deceased male subject was identified as Derontae Martin, age 19.
An autopsy was performed on the deceased on Monday, April 26, 2021 at the St Francois County Morgue in Farmington, Missouri.
The initial investigation was led by the Madison County Sheriffs and Madison County Coroners Office with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Preliminary evidence revealed the male subject died from a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head.
Once the final autopsy results and all witness statements have been received, the complete report will be submitted to the Madison County Prosecutors Office for further review.
- Sheriff Katy McCutcheon