ST. LOUIS – An officer shot a gun-wielding suspect sought by police overnight. The suspect is behind bars, though has not been formally charged as of Wednesday afternoon.
According to reports, police responded to 10th Street and Locust Street around 11 p.m. Tuesday and chased a suspect into an alley where he hid behind a dumpster.
Officers grazed the man in the arm as he then came from behind the dumpster with a pistol, shooting at them. Police later recovered a firearm at the scene.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says the 31-year-old man who was shot was treated at a hospital and has been arrested. A 38-year-old officer, and 13-year officer in St. Louis City, fire several shots.