Police shoot fleeing suspect after he points a gun at them


Tyre Boyce

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police shot a suspect after he took off on foot. Now, the Circuit Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for unlawful use of a weapon against Tyre Boyce, 18. A judge ordered a $30,000 cash-only bond.

Officers were called to the 6700 block of Vermont to investigate a suspicious vehicle on Thursday at around 8:30pm.  A caller told police that people were selling drugs from a blue Dodge Neon.  The rear seat passenger fled on foot when officers approached the car.   Police say Tyre Boyce then turned and pointed a gun at them.

According to a release from the St. Louis police department a 46-year-old officer then shot the suspect in the leg. Boyce then ran into a home near the car.  Later, the suspect came out of the home and was taken into police custody.

The suspect was treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound to his thigh.  He is listed in stable condition.

The blue Dodge Neon the suspect ran from was located and found unoccupied.

No officers were injured in this incident.  The officer who fired on the suspect has been placed on administrative leave.  This is a standard department policy for any officer who fires a gun at a suspect.

Police are till investigating this incident.

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