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Suspect claims he was being chased when he fired on officer

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Officers on the scene searching for suspect who shot at police officer. Officers on the scene searching for suspect who shot at police officer.
PINE LAWN, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

St. Louis County police and Pine Lawn police arrested the suspect they believe fired shots at an officer in the north St. Louis County municipality Friday morning.

According to authorities, the officer responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Stratford Avenue and Peyton Lane around 2:45 a.m. Upon arrival the officer saw a man with a gun running and that's when authorities said the suspect fired shots at the officer. Police said the suspect later ditched the gun and continued fleeing. 

After conducting a search police arrested the suspect who told then three other men were chasing him and those were the people he was shooting at, not the officer.

The officer was not hit and is okay. 

Stay tuned to News 4 and KMOV.com for further updates on this developing story. 

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