Police Shoot at Suspect After Frightening Traffic Stop

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St. Louis police open fire on a suspect after he allegedly backs his car into a police cruiser and pulls a gun on officers.  Fortunately no officers were hurt.  But there were certainly some tense moments as police tried to get the guy into custody.

It all started a little after one this morning at Belt and Palm in North City.  Officers spotted a man looking into cars.  When they went to confront him he was already inside a burgundy Pontiac Grand Prix.  Police pulled the man over.

Investigators tell us as two officers got out of their cruiser to approach the man, the suspect backed his car into the officers` car and pulled a gun.  One officer fired four times—hitting the car but not the suspect.

The suspect did not fire his weapon.  He took off in the Grand Prix. Officers did not chase him but other officers found him a short time later and pulled him over at a gas station at Lillian and Goodfellow.
He was taken into custody there without incident.

So far we don`t know the suspect`s name or whether he was in a stolen car or if it was his own.

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