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Undercover officers open fire, graze suspect in north St. Louis

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- One suspect is injured and another is in custody after an officer-involved shooting in north St. Louis.

St. Louis undercover detectives spotted a stolen vehicle drive onto a lot and park around 4 p.m. Thursday in the 4800 block of Goodfellow. This car was believed to be involved in a lot of car break-ins throughout the city.

Once the stolen vehicle had parked, the suspect and another black male exited the vehicle.

Undercover detectives in police vest with "Police" clearly visible approached the suspects. The driver of the stolen vehicle jumped back into the vehicle while the other suspect ran, but was caught by detectives.

The driver of the stolen vehicle attempted to flee. In his attempt to flee he struck a police vehicle and drove the stolen vehicle directly at detectives.

Fearing for his safety and the safety of other detectives, one detective fired two shots at the suspect vehicle. Once the stolen vehicle came to rest, the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and ran a short distance before he was taken into custody by detectives. 

The suspect taken into custody has been identified as 26-year-old Maurice Holt of the 5900 block of Nagel Drive. He’s charged with first degree assault on an officer, armed criminal action, resisting arrest and first degree tampering. Holt is being held on a $35,000 secured bond.

The suspect was treated for a graze wound to the leg.  The officer, a 37-year old male, has been placed on administrative leave as is standard procedure in all officer-involved shootings. He is 13-year veteran of the department.

Detectives later learned that a female passenger was also inside the vehicle. She was not injured.

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