BERKELEY, MO. (KMOV.com) – Large crowds began gathering after a man was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Berkeley, Missouri Tuesday night.
Police say the shooting occured after a Berkeley police officer approached two men during a routine business check at a Mobil Gas station located at 6800 North Hanley.
As the officer walked out of his police car and towards the men, one man pointed a handgun at the officer, according to police. The officer fired several shots and fatally wounded one man, the second man fled the scene.
Detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department say they have recovered the suspect’s handgun from the scene.
Family members told News 4 the deceased man is 18-years-old.
The St. Louis County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit will be conducting the ongoing investigation.
News 4 photographers on the scene said they saw large flashes of lights at the shooting scene after large crowds gathered.
Police officers from Florissant, Overland, Berkeley, and St. Louis County were called to the shooting scene.
St. Louis County Police say they will hold a news conference at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to discuss the shooting.