ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A 42-year-old man is in police custody for allegedly shooting a woman during a dispute over his children.
Police say the suspect arrived to a residence in the 3600 block of Paris and demanded to see his children, which the victim currently has legal custody of.
When the victim denied the suspect access to the house, he kicked in the front door and began to assault the victim.
The victim got her firearm and fired a shot at the suspect, missing him.
The suspect then left the residence but re-entered, picked up the victim’s gun and fired a shot at her, striking her once in the arm.
When police arrived to the shooting scene, they found the suspect on St. Louis Avenue and took him into custody.
The victim is currently in stable condition at a local hospital.