(KMOV) -- One man was taken to hospital after being shot by an officer in north St. Louis.
Police said the shooting happened around 5:45 p.m. Friday night in the 4700 block of Penrose in North St. Louis. Officers were on directed patrol in the Penrose Neighborhood due to a recent increase in crimes in the area.
The officers observed the 18-year-old suspect in the alley and went to investigate. One officer drove down the alley, while the other officer approached the suspect on foot. As the officer on foot approached the suspect, he identified himself as a police officer. The suspect then pulled a handgun and pointed it at the officer. The officer fired two shots at the suspect, hitting him in the chest. It is unclear if the suspect fired at the officers.
The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released to police custody. The Circuit Attorney’s Office issued warrants against the suspect, Myron Wilson, for 2 counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and 1 count of Resisting/Interfering With Arrest for a Felony. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Neither officer was hurt in the shooting.
The officer who shot the suspect has been placed on administrative leave which is standard for this type of incident.
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