Jefferson County shooting under investigation -

Jefferson County shooting under investigation

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( – Officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting.

Police said they were dispatched to the 400 block of Hill Side Drive in De Soto around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.  Once on scene, police said they located a 35-year-old man who had been shot one time in the chest.  

Police determined the victim and a 36-year-old suspect, who has not been identified, were engaged in an altercation earlier in the day. The victim reportedly went back to the home and began knocking on windows.  That's when, according to police, he was shot through the window.

The suspect told police he believed the victim was armed with a handgun.

Police noted that after the shooting, the victim, and his girlfriend, began rendering aid.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he was alert and conscious.

It's not known what charges the suspect faces at this time.

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