ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Authorities have charged a suspect who was shot after a traffic stop in south St. Louis Wednesday afternoon.
Myron Gunter, 31, was charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Police said two officers in a marked police car pulled over a white Chevy Impala at the intersection of 38th and Meramec around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The vehicle matched the description of a car in a report of someone impersonating police.
According to police, Gunter ran from the car and the officer followed on foot.
Police said the officer caught up to Gunter and the two got into a brief struggle. During the struggle, the officer’s gun went off, striking Gunter in the back.
Gunter was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, a woman who was in the passenger seat of the Impala slid over and drove the vehicle away. Officers apprehended her nearby and took her in for questioning.
Police say they recovered two guns at the scene, but it was not known if they were on Gunter or inside the vehicle.