ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- A teenager and St. Louis police officers were involved in a north St. Louis shootout just after 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s rapid deployment team was on patrol in the 4200 block of East Kossuth near the intersection of Red Bud when they say they saw Kyle Johnson,19, firing shots into a grassy area between two homes.
Officers ordered Johnson to drop his weapon.
Authorities say Johnson ran from the scene. Police followed in their marked vehicle.
Police say Kyle Johnson eventually turned toward the officers and fired one shot. One of the officers returned fire, hitting Johnson in the arm and foot.
No officers were wounded.
Johnson was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover.
Johnson’s weapon was recovered at the scene. It is unclear who or what he was shooting at in the grassy area; no victim was found in the area.
The officer that fired at Johnson is 31 years old and has been a police officer for nearly six years. He has been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure with police-involved shootings.
Kyle Johnson has been charged of two counts of 1st degree assault/attempted assault on a law enforcement officer, three counts of armed criminal action, and one count of shooting a firearm at a motor vehicle.
Bond for Johnson has been set at $200,000; he remains hospitalized at this time.