Two in custody after shooting at police in Fox Park neighborhood


ST. LOUIS – Two suspects and two police officers exchanged gunfire and a pursuit ensued at about 12 p.m. Wednesday in the Fox Park neighborhood of St. Louis City.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department tweeted that their “Anti-Crime Task Force, who operates in an undercover capacity, exchanged gunfire with a suspect” near Jefferson Avenue and Russell Boulevard.

Police said two officers “were in plain clothes while wearing their outer ballistic vest with the words “POLICE” and in an unmarked vehicle when they observed a silver Audi SUV with expired temporary tags” when the incident ensued. The officers followed the SUV as it “quickly made a U-turn” in the 2200 block of South Jefferson Avenue. When the SUV passed the officers’ vehicle, a suspect put part of his body out of the sunroof and fired shots at the officers. Police said the 32-year-old male officer fired back. As the SUV fled the scene, the officers then turned on their emergency lights and siren and a pursuit was initiated.

The suspects got caught in traffic near Memorial Drive and Pine Street. There, the 17-year-old male suspect and the 23-year-old male suspect were taken into custody.

Police said a firearm and “drum” magazine were recovered.

They said the pursuit ended at Memorial Drive and Pine Street. At least one suspect is in custody.

Police said no one was hit by the bullets, and no injuries have been reported. The Force Investigation Unit is conducting the ongoing investigation.

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