St. Louis police received a call for two men attempting to break into the back of Regal Beauty Supply, at 2800 N. Sarah St. at 3:55 a.m. on Tuesday.
One of the responding officers pulled into an alley behind the shop and the suspects ran from the building. Officials say one of the suspects took out a gun and fired shots which hit the officer's police cruiser. The officer returned fire, but did not hit either suspect.
Authorities say one suspect continued to fire shots at the officer as both suspects fled the area. No officers were injured in the exchange. Police are now looking for the suspects.