Officer under investigation after shooting suspected shoplifter in Ladue

A woman was hospitalized and was in critical condition after being shot by a Ladue Police officer, Tuesday afternoon

April 23, 2019 - 4:39 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — updated Friday with photo of male wanted by police

Detectives are attempting to identify and locate the male subject in the attached image. Although his role in the incident has not yet been defined, it is believed he has pertinent information in reference to the on-going investigation.

(St. Louis County Police)
Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to contact the lead investigator at 314-615-8634. 

The female who suffered the gunshot wound remains at a local hospital.

KMOX previous reporting

A Ladue police officer is under investigation and on paid administrative leave after she shot and critically wounded a shoplifting suspect in the parking lot of the Ladue Crossing shopping center.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday police responded to a call of shoplifting and a strong-armed robbery at the Schnucks on Ladue Road.

St. Louis County Police are handling the investigation. Detectives have obtained surveillance video of the shooting and are interviewing witnesses. Police are still looking for a second suspect, who is believed to be a male, and any witnesses who have not yet come forward.

A spokesperson said the 37-year-old female Ladue officer shot a 33-year-old female suspect in the parking lot. What led up to the shooting is not clear.

At last word Tuesday afternoon, the woman was hospitalized in critical condition. St. Louis County Police Sgt. Benjamin Granda says the woman is expected to survive. Ladue Police Chief Ken Andreski says in a statement that the department is praying for a "full recovery.''

KMOX's previous reporting: 

Police are responding to a shooting at the Schnucks in the Ladue Crossing Shopping Center, at 8867 Ladue Road. 

KMOX's Kevin Killeen is reporting from the scene.

Ladue Police are in control of the scene. According to witness accounts, there was a shooting involving a female victim, who was possibly shoplifting. 

According to witnesses, the shooting victim was taken away in an ambulance, but their condition remains unknown at the time.

This article will be updated as information develops.

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