Mistaken for Robbery Suspect, Teen Shot by Cop; Gets Arrested Anyway for Gun, Weed

Categories: Crime

Here's the full report from police.

Incident: Officer Involved Shooting

Location: 4100 block of W. Sacramento

Date/Time: 03/20/14 @ 21:23

Victim: 27-year old white male (St. Louis Police Officer with nearly 3 years of

Suspect: Keon Davis, 17-year old black male of the 5200 block of Gilmore

Two St. Louis Police Officers responded to the area of Fair and Natural Bridge for a call for a "robbery" and a second call for "shots fired". Upon arrival to the area, the officers observed four black males, matching the description provided by the 9-1-1 caller. While attempting to interview the subjects, one suspect fled on foot from the officers, holding his right side as he ran. One of the officers noted above entered his marked police vehicle and followed the suspect's path. In the area of Sacramento and Fair, the officer exited the vehicle and gave a verbal command to the suspect to stop and show his hands. The suspect did not comply and reached to his side. The officer, believing that the suspect was armed and fearing for his safety, fired one shot at the suspect, striking him. The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh and was conveyed to an area hospital and listed as stable. The suspect's firearm was recovered. No officers were injured. Further investigation revealed that the four subjects were not the same subjects described by the 9-1-1 caller. After questioning, the three subjects were released. As a matter of department policy, the officer that fired the gunshot has been placed on administrative
leave. The investigation is ongoing. On 3/21/14, the Circuit Attorney's Office issued
warrants for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of Up to 35 Grams of Marijuana and
Resisting Arrest against the suspect. Once a booking photo becomes available, we will
provide it to the media.

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