ST. LOUIS (AP) – The man killed after allegedly shooting at St. Louis detectives was facing charges for shooting a woman in Jefferson City.
St. Louis police on Wednesday identified the man as 22-year-old Quency Chavez Floyd of St. Louis.
Police on Tuesday sought to question Floyd, who was suspected in a carjacking earlier in the day. He ran from plainclothes detectives. Police Chief John Hayden says the suspect turned and fired, and four detectives shot back.
Floyd died later Tuesday in a hospital. The officers were unhurt.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Floyd was charged in November with shooting a woman during a domestic dispute in Jefferson City. She was struck in the shoulder and survived. It wasn’t immediately clear why Floyd remained free after the charges were filed.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch