ST. LOUIS – A law enforcement officer fatally shot a knife-wielding suspect Wednesday afternoon at a north St. Louis apartment complex.
The incident followed an hours-long standoff at The Garden Apartments at Julian and Hodiamont near Page, which lasted from around 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Investigators say the standoff involved a former tenant that was evicted and also had felony warrants out for his arrest. The tenant returned to the complex and refused to leave for several hours.
During police negotiations, police gave commands through a loudspeaker. A St. Louis SWAT team then entered the home to try and arrest the suspect. Later on, the suspect pulled out a knife and started lunging at officers. A St. Louis SWAT team then fired numerous shots.
The suspect was rushed to a hospital where he later died from his injuries. Dozens of law enforcement officers remain on the scene Wednesday amid the investigation.
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