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St. Louis man facing charges after allegedly struggling with officer, stealing firearm

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis man is facing charges after allegedly getting in a struggle with a cop and robbing people inside an apartment complex in August.

Martin Luther Redmond, Jr. allegedly showed a gun he had concealed under his shirt to a patron inside a Conoco gas station on South Grand on August 18. After displaying the firearm, an officer attempted to detain him to further investigate, at which time a struggle ensued between the two, according to police.

Following a brief struggle, Redmond was able to escape and entered a vehicle, which he drove to the 4100 block of Nebraska, police said.

Once Redmond arrived in the 4100 block of Nebraska, he allegedly walked upstairs, displayed a pistol and stole $50 from a person inside. According to police, the suspect also took a pistol from a woman who was downstairs.

After obtaining the two pistols, an argument begin between the suspect and one of the victims. During the argument, Redmond, police said, pointed one of the pistols at the woman and pulled the trigger multiple times. The victim told police she could hear the gun clicking.  

Redmond is charged with first-degree robbery, stealing of a firearm, third-degree assault and resisting or interfering with an arrest.

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