Suspect wounded in officer-involved shooting in south St. Louis

Hayden: Suspect had robbed a nearby White Castle earlier.

Tom Franklin
December 12, 2019 - 4:45 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A St. Louis officer shot a suspect this morning in South City.
 
It started a little after 2:15 a.m., when officers got a report that the White Castle at Manchester and Vandeventer was robbed.
 
Police Chief John Hayden says officers caught up with a man matching the description of the robbery near Manchester and Tower Grove.

He explains what happened then.
 
"As the officer, who was in the vehicle, approaches, the suspect turns around and points a weapon at the officer. The officer exits the vehicle, fires several shots, and the suspect was struck once in the knee."
 
Hayden says the suspect never got a shot off.
 
The suspect is described as a 27-year-old white man. The officer is 36-years-old and has been on the force for 3 and a half years.

No officers were hurt, nor was anyone at the White Castle. 

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