Burglary suspect accused of shooting and killing mother

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UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – A man is accused of shooting and killing his mother after breaking in to her home.

Police got a call about a burglary at around 10pm Monday night.  The caller said a man was climbing into a home in the 7400 block of Wayne.  He was shooting into the home.

Officers found a woman with a gunshot to her leg at the home.  The suspect started shooting at officers when they approached.  One police officer sustained a gunshot wound to the chest.  The suspect then fled into the back yard as officers returned fire.  He was last seen heading east on Midland avenue.

The woman was pronounced dead at Barnes Hospital.  Police believe the suspect is the victim’s son.

The police officer injured in the incident is listed in serious but stable condition at an area hospital.

Police are still looking for the suspect.  He is described as a black male with long dreadlocks in his early 30’s with a medium build.

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