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Man Shot By Wellston Officer Facing Charges

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – St. Louis County prosecutors have filed charges, including assault on a law enforcement officer, against a man whose confrontation with police ended with an officer shooting him. Charges were filed Friday against 24-year-old Lamont Lloyd Jr.

He remains hospitalized in stable condition following the shooting on Thursday. Authorities say a Wellston officer stopped Lloyd for a traffic violation. Lloyd allegedly confronted the officer with a loaded handgun, prompting the officer to shoot him. St. Louis County police say Lloyd is expected to survive.