Man Charged In Officer-Involved Shooting

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A man has been charged in an officer-involved shooting earlier this month.

Jerome J. Taylor, 23, was charged with one count of Assault/Attempt Assault First Degree on a Law Enforcement Officer, one count of Armed Criminal Action, and one count of Controlled Substances: Distribute/deliver/Sale Manufacture/Produce.

Authorities said Taylor was arrested on Wednesday, December, 12, 2012 at the 10400 block of Lilac in unincorporated North County after he resisted a St. Louis County Police Officer during questioning in reference a suspicious person call.

While taking Taylor into custody, the Taylor allegedly produced a hidden and loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the officer.  In response to the deadly threat, the officer fired one shot striking Taylor in the torso. 

Taylor was treated at a local hospital and is currently confined at the St. Louis County Jail.

A $250,000 bond has been issued.