Officer fires 6 shots at man who tried to run him over in west St. Louis

Officer fires 6 shots at man who tried to run him over in west St. Louis

Officer fires 6 shots at man who tried to run him over in west St. Louis

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 4:19 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 3:46 AM

4500 Chouteau Ave St Louis, MO 63110

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – A 36-year-old man is in custody after authorities say he attempted to hit police officers with his vehicle early Tuesday morning in west St. Louis.

According to reports, officers were attempting to stop a vehicle for suspicious activity in the 4500 block of Chouteau shortly after 3 a.m. The driver refused to comply and tried to run down the officers.

In fear for their safety, one of the officers drew his gun and fired six shots at the suspect's vehicle. The suspect was not hit.

The suspect continued driving and struck a tree. Police said the man was not injured and was taken into custody at the scene.

 

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