ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A five-hour standoff with a Washington State murder suspect hiding in a Tower Grove South home is over. US Marshalls contacted St. Louis Police and SWAT to help assist with the tense situation in the 3900 block of Utah Street just after 10am Friday. Negotiators were able to help peacefully end the standoff just after 3pm.
Police tell FOX 2 that US Marshalls believed that the 27-year-old murder suspect was hiding in the neighborhood. He is wanted on first-degree murder charges from Washington State. The man shot at a tactical unit and inside the home during the standoff.
A military-style rifle and a handgun were found after officers entered the home. There were also two people inside the home during the standoff. They may have been held against their will. It is still not clear what their role in this situation is.
Richland Police in Washington have identified the suspect captured in St. Louis. They tweet, “Kyle Johnson-Clark was arrested in St. Louis, Missouri after a brief standoff. Johnson-Clark was wanted for his alleged role in the Murder of Daniel Rice on 5/3/19 in the 1600 Block of Jadwin Ave. in Richland. Johnson-Clark had an active warrant for Murder 1 in Benton Co.”