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Man charged in St. Louis detective's shooting

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Johnzell Moorehead is charged with shooting a St. Louis detective on Thursday. (KMOV) Johnzell Moorehead is charged with shooting a St. Louis detective on Thursday. (KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A St. Louis man was charged Monday following the shooting of a St. Louis detectives who was following a vehicle he had loaned to family members days earlier.

Johnzell Moorehead, 27, is charged with Assault, Armed Criminal Action and Resisting Arrest. A second suspect remains on the loose.

The detective told investigators he was following the vehicle he loaned to a family member in south St. Louis early Thursday morning.


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The officer said he loaned his vehicle to a family member several days before the shooting but it was not returned to him. When another officer spotted the vehicle in the area of Alberta and South Grand, the officer was notified. The officer then began following it north on Iowa.

When the officer reached the intersection of Iowa and Miami around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, at least two suspects fired shots at him, according to police. After being struck in the shoulder, the officer went to the area of Cherokee and South Jefferson, where an “aid call” was broadcast.

Outside the hospital Thursday morning, Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole said the 54-year-old officer is a detective with 25 years’ experience on the force. The officer was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

Moorehead is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

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