City marshal says man came at her aggressively before shooting

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A St. Louis City Marshal who had just left her shift at city hall wounded a man who attacked another female and was “aggressively approaching” the marshal prior to the shooting.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred Friday, September 9 just before 11:15 p.m. in the 100 block of S. Tucker.

Witnesses reported seeing the suspect assaulting a woman inside a parked car at that location. The woman managed to escape the vehicle and ran away. The suspect then noticed the marshal and began to approach her.

The marshal reportedly gave repeated commands to the suspect before pulling out her service weapon and firing.

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Kevin George, was hit in the leg and fled the area. He was located two blocks away in the middle of the street and brought to a hospital. George was treated and released into police custody.

Authorities discovered the vehicle George was driving had been stolen.

The marshal, 58, was not injured.