Officer shoots suspect in Flordell Hills who attempted to run over police

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FLORDELL HILLS, Mo. — A Velda City police officer shot a person who attempted to run over officers during a traffic stop in Flordell Hills Tuesday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the incident unfolded around 1:35 p.m. near the intersection of Octavia Avenue and W. Florissant.

Velda City police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle but the suspect drove his car toward police.

Granda said officers opened fire and struck the suspect's vehicle, as well as the suspect.

The suspect sped off and struck another car in the 6300 block of W. Florissant. Police took the suspect into custody.

The suspect, an adult male, was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition, Granda said.

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