St. Louis police officer suffers graze wound in south city

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ST. LOUIS— Police Chief John Hayden said Friday night that a suspect is in custody after shooting at two St. Louis Metropolitan police officers were fired at, with one of the officers in the hospital with a graze wound.

A call for an “Officer in Need of Aid” call was put out shortly after 6pm in the area of Winnebago and Pennsylvania in South St. Louis. Chief Hayden said officers were trying to pull over a car wanted for a robbery, which ultimately crashed in the 3700 block of Nebraska, when the suspect got out of the vehicle and fired at officers, who returned fire. The male officer was able to transport himself to a hospital for treatment. Hayden says the officer’s graze wound was above the right eye, but that the officer was awake and alert and with his family. It was not immediately clear if the wound was from shattered glass or the result of a bullet.

The suspect was taken into custody. Chief Hayden said he did not believe the person was injured.

A firearm was recovered at the scene.

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