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Brothers Arrested After One Pulls Gun on Cops During Undercover Drug Bust: Police

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Joshua Martin, 28, and Christopher Martin, 23.
St. Louis County Police officers arrested two brothers when an undercover drug investigation turned violent Tuesday.

Police say Joshua Martin, 28, pulled out a gun and pointed it at detectives trying to arrest him and his brother, Christopher Martin, 23, for selling marijuana outside their home in the 3400 block of Elmhurst Drive in Bel Ridge.

Police say Joshua Martin, 28, and his brother, Christopher Martin, 23, were selling marijuana to undercover officers outside their home in the 3400 block of Elmhurst Drive in Bel Ridge. When the detectives tried to put them under arrest for possessing a controlled substance, Joshua Martin pulled out a gun and aimed it at them, according to police.

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Detectives shot first, hitting Joshua Martin twice in the arm, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was treated and released from the hospital. No one else was injured.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Joshua Martin with two counts of first-degree assault on a law-enforcement officer and two counts of armed criminal action.

Christopher Martin faces one count of distributing narcotics and one count of intent to distribute narcotics. He is being held on a $80,000 bond.

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



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11 comments
Dawn Brink
Dawn Brink

Were we looking for suicide by cop?

Joshua Fournier
Joshua Fournier

I think the article title meant to say "Brother and sister..."

Randy Bond
Randy Bond

Just a couple guys selling grass with illegal guns that like to shoot at police. And I thought these two were the dumbasses!

Shane Coats
Shane Coats

Unless they're doing it on your street!

Megg Ray
Megg Ray

You did it all wrong RFT. You forgot, "Epic Fail" and "Loling" because we are the 2010s now. O.o

Marc Bargiel
Marc Bargiel

don't the police have more important things to worry about than a couple guys selling grass?

Miranda Binger
Miranda Binger

the guy on the left kinda looks like the one that police were looking for they had pics up of him aiming a gun at someone

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