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Officer fired gun at vehicle as it accelerated towards him in North City, police say

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – An officer fired his gun towards a suspect who was speeding towards him in the Walnut Park East neighborhood Monday night.

When officers saw a vehicle with no lights turn onto the 5000 block of Plover and stop, they exited their vehicle and approached the suspect’s vehicle on foot around 9 p.m.

When they approached the vehicle, the suspect suddenly put it in reverse, striking the car behind him. After hitting the vehicle, the suspect vehicle accelerated directly towards one of the officers, while the suspect pointed a gun in his direction, according to police.

The officer, fearing for his safety, fired one shot at the suspect, which did not hit him.

The suspect vehicle then went south on Plover, at which time officers pursued it to Interstate 70 at Broadway, where the pursuit was canceled.

No officers were injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

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