(KMOV)-- Police have charged two suspects in connection to a gas station robbery in north St. Louis that occurred on Tuesday.
The incident happened around 10:28 p.m. at the Phillips 66 located at 1113 Salisbury.
According to the St. Louis Police Department, a clerk was working at the cash register when the suspects entered and announced a robbery.
One suspect demanded the clerk open the register and as the victim struggled to comply, the second suspect fired a shot but did not hit the clerk.
The suspects then took money from the register and fled on foot. Both suspects then got into a car that later hit a curb at Bremen and Blair.
According to witnesses, the suspects then fled on foot. A weapon as well as money taken in the robbery was recovered in the abandoned car.
Officials said an off-duty police officer from another jurisdiction was getting gas at the station when the robbery happened. He accosted the suspects by yelling "police." The suspects then fired shots at the officer.
Police reported on Friday that charges have been filed against two St. Louis teenagers. Marcus Bobo and Camaron Kye, both 19-years-old, were charged with 1st degree robbery, three counts of armed criminal actions, 1st degree assault and 1st degree assault on a law enforcement officer. Both are being held on a $75,000, cash only bond.
The clerk in the robbery was not injured.