ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A 17-year old male was shot in the leg by St. Louis police officers in south city Wednesday night. Police say the man who was shot is a suspect in a drug investigation but his aunt says a neighborhood dispute led to the confrontation with police.
It happened in the 6700 block of Vermont Avenue around 8 p.m. Police say they received a report about a drug deal in progress.
When they arrived at the scene the two suspects were inside of a blue Neon in an alley. Police say one of the suspects, Tyree Boyce, got out of the car, flashed a gun and ran.
Officers opened fire hitting Boyce in the leg. He was still able to run inside his nearby home. Police followed the man to the home and were able to take him into custody. He was then taken to an area hospital. He will survive.
Police have not said if any guns or drugs were found.