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St. Louis police investigating officer-involved shooting

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By Bryce Moore By Bryce Moore
(KMOV) -- A man is in critical condition after being shot by St. Louis police.
 
The shooting happened around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday in the 8200 block of Church.
 
Police were called to a home there and when they arrived, they saw a 31-year-old man holding an assault weapon standing on the porch.
 
According to St. Louis police, officers ordered the man to drop the weapon. The man complied and then walked inside the home.
 
The officers followed the man into the home and the man ran out the backdoor.
 
Police say the man then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at one of the officers.
 
The officer then fired at the man.
 
The man ran from the scene but was later taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest and arm. He is listed in critical condition.
 
No one else was injured in the incident.
 
The officer involved in the shooting is 28-years-old and has been on the police force since 2006. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.

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