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Man accused of shooting at 4 STL County officers charged

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Myron Wilson, 26, is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm on a federal officer. Credit: Vinelink Myron Wilson, 26, is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm on a federal officer. Credit: Vinelink
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A man accused of shooting at four St. Louis County officers while they were helping to serve a search warrant has been charged.

Myron Wilson, 26, is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm on a federal officer.

The officers were part of a nationwide FBI task force called Safe Streets Task Force and were on the scene in the 4100 block of Camellia Avenue to serve a narcotics search warrant on April 17.

The Safe Streets Task Force works to curb drug and gang activity and has focused on policing the distribution of heroin and fentanyl. A group of officers were serving a search warrant for fentanyl at a home when they encountered two people in the backyard. 

At some point during the encounter, Wilson allegedly flashed a weapon at officers and shots were fired, with four officers discharging their weapons. Wilson was wounded and taken to a local hospital and was taken into surgery. 

No officers were injured in the incident. 

The St. Louis County Police Department has been a part of the task force for many years, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.

"A lot of the work they’re doing oftentimes goes unnoticed, because we don’t see remarkable events like this," he said. 

Though several officers were on the scene of the shooting, only four fired their weapons. Their names have not been released, but their ages and years of experience are: 

30 with 7 years experience

41 with 10 years experience

38 with 15 years experience

31 with 7 years experience

The investigation into the shooting will involve multiple departments, including the FBI. 

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