Teen charged after being shot by police in north St. Louis

Teen charged after being shot by police in north St. Louis

Teen charged after being shot by police in north St. Louis

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – An 18-year-old man has been charged after he was shot by a police officer in north St. Louis.

Julius Sanford, of Nashville, TN., was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest.

Police said officers on Wednesday were patrolling when they spotted three suspicious looking men in the 4900 block of Terry Avenue around 12:40 p.m.

Authorities said when they approached the men to ask a few questions, two of them cooperated, but a Sanford pushed an officer and ran.

Police said during a brief foot-chase, Sanford reached for a gun and officers fired at least two shots.

Police said they found Sanford wounded and hiding under a porch, where he surrendered.

Sanford was taken to the hospital with injuries to the shoulder and hip. He remains in stable condition, according to officials.

Authorities said they later found a semi-automatic handgun belonging to Sanford.

Sanford’s bond was set at $30,000.

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