ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – An 17-year-old was taken into custody Tuesday morning for shooting a man in the 5800 block of Selber Court.
The St. Louis City Police Department says officers responded to the incident around midnight after receiving a call for shots fired.
A description of the suspect was broadcast and another officer who was in the area located a subject matching the description.
As the officer approached the suspect, the suspect took out a gun and pointed it at the officer. The officer, in fear for his safety, fired shots but the suspect was not shot. The suspect then ran from the officer and fired shots at the officer as he ran into a wooded area at Greer and Rowan.
The suspect was located by a department canine and suffered multiple dog bites. He continued to resist arrest and after significant resistance, officers were able to take the suspect into custody.
No officers were injured in the incident.
A short time later, officers received a call that a shooting victim had been taken to an area hospital by EMS. The investigation revealed this 25-year-old victim had been shot in the 5800 block of Selber by the suspect who resisted arrest. The victim was shot in the face but doctors indicated he was stable.
The suspect who was bitten by the K-9 dog during the incident was transported to Barnes Jewish in stable condition.