Police: Suspect steals gun, shoots security guard in East St. Louis

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by Sarah Heath / KMOV Staff | @sheath12

KMOV.com

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 9:05 AM

 (KMOV) – Authorities arrested a suspect following a manhunt in East St. Louis Wednesday night.

A male suspect suspect is accused of shooting an armed security guard who was responding to a report of a disturbance at a housing complex on the 2100 block of Waverly and North Park at 4 p.m.

East St. Louis Police say the guard attempted to restrain the suspect involved in the disturbance and a physical altercation ensued.

Police say the suspect wrestled with the guard before he was able to grab the gun. The suspect then fired one shot, hitting the guard in the foot.

The guard was transported for treatment at a local hospital. 

The suspect fled but was captured a short time later.

Illinois State Police responded to the call for an officer in need of aid and assisted in the manhunt.

Further details into the investigation were not known. 

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