Man charged after being shot by police during police standoff in south St. Louis


by staff

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Police have charged a man who was shot during a standoff with police in south St. Louis on Tuesday.

Terrance Gurley, 34, was charged with second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.

Police said an officer pulled over Gurley’s vehicle after he went through a stop sign near the intersection of Chippewa and Nebraska around 1:30 p.m.

When the officer approached the car, Gurley sped off. Police said officers followed him and found the car abandoned with the door open near the intersection of Osage and Oregon.

Two officers searched the area on foot. One eventually spotted Gurley and chased him down an alley while the other officer circled around the street.

The officers caught up to Gurley in a gangway and saw he had a gun.

Police said the officers told him to drop it several times, but he refused.

That’s when one of the officers opened fire, striking Gurley in the leg, shoulder and buttocks.

Gurley was taken to the hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

Police said they recovered the pistol he allegedly pointed at the officer.

That officer who fired his weapon is a 29-year-old, four-year veteran of the department. He’s now on paid leave while the shooting is investigated.