ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A man shot by St. Louis police after refusing to drop his gun now faces criminal charges.
Authorities said Tuesday that 21-year-old Ervin Miller has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.
Miller is hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in the thigh.
Police were called at 9:33 p.m. Monday for a report of men with guns. Officers arrived and heard a car door slam, then saw the suspect turn toward them with a gun. Police spokeswoman Erica Van Ross says that when he refused an order to drop it, the sergeant fired once.
One other suspect turned himself in; the third was still being sought.
The sergeant, a 16-year veteran of the department, is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
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