ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV) -- A St. Louis man has been charged with second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, third-degree felony theft and resisting arrest by fleeing after an officer-involved shooting on Jan. 14 in Des Peres.
Darnell Wilson, 41, of the 3400 block of Paris, is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond. A second man, Donnie Dismukes, 32, of the 1600 block First North in St. Louis, was given a summons for stealing by the Des Peres Police Department.
The Des Peres Police Department says it responded to the TJ Maxx department store in the 12100 block of Manchester Road around 1:30 p.m. for a report of stealing in progress. Wilson was one of two suspects seen removing tags from clothing in the store and concealing the items, police say. The suspects left in a black Dodge Charger, exited the parking lot and turned westbound onto Manchester Road.
One Des Peres police vehicle trailed the suspects. Another police vehicle, driven by the sergeant blocked westbound traffic on Manchester. The sergeant exited his vehicle and went eastbound towards the suspect vehicle in an effort to arrest the two men. As the sergeant approached the vehicle, the driver, Wilson, went up a curb and entered onto the grass and sidewalk area, driving westbound towards the sergeant.
Fearing for his life, the sergeant fired at Wilson. Wilson continued to drive at the sergeant and narrowly missed him, re-entering the street and continuing to drive westbound on Manchester.
The vehicle eventually stopped in front of the Edward Jones building where both suspects were taken into custody without further incident. Wilson sustained a gunshot wound to the left arm and was transported to a hospital.