Volunteer firefighter shot in Kinloch early Thursday morning


KINLOCH, Mo. – A volunteer firefighter was shot in Kinloch Thursday morning.

Volunteer firefighter Jared Williams, 25, was shot at approximately 3:45 a.m. at Wilmore Street at Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The firefighter told police two cars drove by him, and then he heard about five gunshots. He was struck in the arm and taken to the hospital.

The Kinloch Fire Protection District of St. Louis County said the victim was walking to a METRO Bus stop on Hanley road after leaving the fire station to go home. He was about 150 feet from the station located on Martin Luther King Boulevard when the vehicles drove by and opened fire.

His injuries are non-life-threatening and he is in stable condition.

Williams has been with the fire district for three years. St. Louis County Police is handling the ongoing investigation.

FOX 2’s Nissan Rogue Runner reporter Jason Maxwell was at the scene.

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