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Bullet intended for police hits innocent man's car

by Erica Byfield

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 13 at 10:13 PM

Three undercover St. Louis police officers were shot at on Tuesday around 3 p.m. in the Central West End at the corner of Boyle and Clayton. No one was seriously injured.

Authorities say that someone in a red Chevrolet Impala fired the shots.

According to police, the undercover officers were standing on the corner working on a separate case when the suspect fired a single shot. The bullet hit the passenger side window of a man's car. The driver had minor injuries, and police say medical personnel had to help him remove pieces of glass from his face and arm.

The ordeal began this afternoon when someone in the Chevy Impala flashed a gun at a group of school children outside of Career Academy in St. Louis. A sex crimes officer at the school saw the suspect flash the gun and followed him in an unmarked car. When the Impala pulled up to the intersection of Boyle and Clayton someone in the car fired at police.

Investigators located the Impala used in the shooting in north St. Louis. At last check, police were still looking for the suspect and the two other people inside the red car.


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