ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Police issued a warning Friday morning for people in a south St. Louis neighborhood. A barricaded person was in a garage in the 900 block of Bellerive.
A tweet from the department said that they wanted people in the area to stay inside because the subject was firing shots from the building. Police now say that the scene is secured.
The off-duty officer said that a person was breaking into his home at around 10:30 am. The burglary suspect ran into a nearby detached garage and barricaded the doors. The officer called for police backup to help deal with the situation.
The SWAT team and crisis negotiators arrived on the scene. The suspect fired several shots from the garage during negotiations and eventually tried to run away from the area.
The armed suspect encountered officers during his escape. Police say an officer shot the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have his gun in evidence. The “Force Investigation Unit” is handling the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.