ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – St. Louis police are looking for a 28-year-old man accused of assaulting his girlfriend early Thursday morning in south St. Louis.
The domestic incident happened around 4:45 a.m. in the 3700 block of Minnesota Avenue. The woman then ran to her neighbor's apartment and called police.
The woman told police that her live-in boyfriend, Anton Simmons, hit her in the face with a handgun and then locked her out of the apartment. When she ran to for help, her two-year-old son was left inside the apartment with the suspect.
When police arrived, they could not determine if Simmons was still in the home. Authorities called him on his cell phone. He stated that he was not in the apartment and that the two-year-old was alone watching television.
Being cautious, police called a SWAT team to the scene. When SWAT team members entered the apartment and found the child unharmed. Simmons was not in the apartment. Authorities say he left the home before police arrived.
Simmons was supposed to turn himself in around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. He has yet to do so.
Simmons was charged with domestic assault, armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child.
Anyone with information about the suspect should call 911 or contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.