Suspect in shooting of Hillsdale police officer identified - KMOV.com

Suspect in shooting of Hillsdale police officer identified

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Jared Williams, 24, has been charged with assault in the first degree on a law enforcement officer after he allegedly attempted to shoot a Hillsdale police officer. Jared Williams, 24, has been charged with assault in the first degree on a law enforcement officer after he allegedly attempted to shoot a Hillsdale police officer.
NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

An attempted arrest of a suspect led to a shooting between a police officer and a suspect overnight in north county. 

Around 12:30 a.m., the Hillsdale Police Department requested assistance from the St. Louis County Police Department. The call concerned a Hillsdale officer who was shot, and a suspect who had been shot in return. 

St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons and Crime Scene Unit were dispatched to the scene to investigate the shooting. 

Police said the officer attempted to arrest a male suspect in the 6200 block of Lexington Avenue. 

The suspect has since been identified as Jared Williams.

Williams, 24, allegedly grabbed a firearm and discharged two shots, striking the officer. When Williams tried to flee the scene, the officer returned fire and struck him back. 

Police recovered Williams' firearm when they took him into custody. Williams was treated at a local hospital for graze wounds and later released back into police custody. 

The Hillsdale officer, a 26-year police veteran, was transported to the hospital, where he remains in stable condition. 

Police said an infant was left at the scene by Williams. The child was not hurt during the incident and was later released to a family member at the scene of the shooting. 

Williams has been charged with assault in the first degree on a law enforcement officer.

St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is handling the ongoing investigation. 

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