(KMOV) – Two men face a slew of charges following a south St. Louis home invasion that prompted an officer shooting and left a mother and her infant fearing for their safety.
Terrill Wise, 25, and Jahon Anderson, 27, were charged Wednesday by the Circuit Attorney’s Office
Wise was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree assault on an officer, resisting arrest, armed criminal action, and first-degree property damage.
Anderson was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault on an officer, resisting arrest, armed criminal action, and first-degree property damage.
On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, a mother and her one-year-old infant ran upstairs and hid in bathtub as two men kicked in the door of a home located on the 4000 block of Lafayette.
At one point, the suspect reportedly entered the bathroom, however, was unaware the mother and her infant were hiding in the bathtub behind a shower curtain.
“Here we've got a young mother inside her residence hiding in fear for her safety. These two individuals are fully prepared to stab an officer and assault him, we don't know what would have happened if they'd found her lying in that tub." said Commander Michael Sack of St. Louis Metro Police.
According to authorities, Ninth District Officers reported to the scene following a call to 9-1-1 made by the woman. As one officer approached the home, he observed the front door had been kicked in. The other officer noticed an SUV with the engine running in front of the home.
Upon entering the residence, police say responding officers were immediately confronted by the suspects.
According to authorities, Wise attempted to stab one of the officers with a screwdriver while Anderson attempted to hit the officer with a chair. The officer, in fear for his safety, fired one shot at Wise.
Wise suffered a gunshot wound the right flank as a result.
The two suspects continued to fight the officer who attempted to take them into custody. During the struggle, they fell through a rear sliding glass door which led onto the patio.
Wise fled to the still-running SUV parked in front of the home and drove to the area of Page and Hodiamont where he called 9-1-1 and reported he was the victim of a drive-by shooting.
Anderson proceeded to run back into the house to leave out of the front door when he was confronted by the second officer. Following a foot pursuit, Anderson was captured by responding officers near 39th and Blaine. After resisting arrest, Anderson was tased by officers.
Anderson suffered cut wounds to his hands and was treated by EMS.
Wise was conveyed to an area hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound and released to officers.
The mother and her child were not injured in the incident.
As is department policy in all officer-involved shooting incidents, the officer who fired the gunshot has been placed on administrative leave.