St. Louis Police Chase, Shoot Armed Robbery Suspect

Categories: Violent Crime

Here's the report from police:
Incident: Officer-Involved Shooting

Location: 3700 block of Palm

Date/Time: 02/13/14 @ 17:40

Victim #1: 35-year old St. Louis Police Officer, 10 years of service

Victim #2: 32-year old St. Louis Police Officer, 3 years of service

Victim #3: 29-year old St. Louis Police Officer, 1 year of service

Victim #4: 41-year old St. Louis Police Officer, 18 years of service

Suspect: 23-year old black male

Homicide Detectives were requested to the above location for an officer-involved shooting. Officers began investigating a robbery of a convenience store located in the 2900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King after an employee of the store flagged down an officer at Central Patrol Division. The employee reported that an armed suspect had announced a robbery, received an amount of money then fled the scene. After obtaining a description, the officers observed the suspect's vehicle in the area of the store and attempted to curb it. The suspect fled and the officers initiated a pursuit, leading them to the 3700 block of Palm, where the suspect vehicle came to a stop and the suspect exited his vehicle. As the suspect ran from the vehicle east on Palm, the officers observed he was in possession of a firearm. The suspect then turned towards the officers and fired the weapon several times at the officers. Fearing for their safety, three of the officers withdrew their department-issued firearms and fired at the suspect, striking him. The suspect was conveyed to an area hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds to the hip, thigh, back and hand and was listed in critical/stable condition. The suspect's weapon, as well as money believed to be stolen from the store, was recovered from the scene. No officers were injured in this incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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6 comments
Jim Harvatin
Jim Harvatin

We all should just sing Another One Bites The Dust When this happens !!! Making St. Louis safer one criminal at a time !!!

Scott Tyler
Scott Tyler

Having a defaced firearm should be a mandatory 25 years. They're only used for one thing. To commit felonies.

Dale Proctor
Dale Proctor

You play with fire you get burnt! Should of studied harder in high school...

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