Police: Ex-boyfriend tries to shoot teacher outside St. Louis charter school - KMOV.com

Police: Ex-boyfriend tries to shoot teacher outside St. Louis charter school

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- A man is in custody after he allegedly tried to shoot his ex-girlfriend outside a St. Louis charter school where she teaches.

Police said the suspect, 32, got the woman’s vehicle in the parking lot of Preclarus Master Academy at 620 North Grand Boulevard around 7:30 a.m.

According to police, the suspect tried to get the woman to leave with him, but she refused.

He held a gun to the victim’s head and apparently tried to shoot her, but the gun jammed. The suspect then hit the woman in the head with the gun.

The victim, 35, escaped the vehicle and called for help. The suspect was taken into custody about a block from the school.

Charges against the man are pending.

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