Police: Officer shoots suspect during struggle in north St. Louis

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 6:16 PM

(KMOV) – Authorities say a suspect was hospitalized after he was shot by a police officer in north St. Louis on Friday.

According to St. Louis Metropolitan police, an officer spotted a suspect on the property of his neighbor’s residence in the 5200 block of Lexington.

Police said after a struggle over the officer’s weapon, the officer fired several shots, striking the suspect once in the hip.

Authorities said the suspect was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The officer, who was not injured, was placed on administrative leave per department policy.

 

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