Police open fire after St. Louis suspect points rifle at them

ST. LOUIS, MO — Police are searching for a suspect at in the Ville neighborhood in north St. Louis after he pointed a gun at them.

A statement from the Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department says officers were investigating an assault at Vandeventer and Ashland. That is when a suspect pointed a rifle at them.

Officers opened fire on the man driving a silver Dodge Challenger. The car was damaged by gunfire during the shooting.  The suspect is described as a black male.

The suspect fled the scene and officers lost sight of the vehicle in the area of Sarah and Garfield. No officers were injured.

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