Police: Woman in critical condition after she was 'pistol-whippe - KMOV.com

Police: Woman in critical condition after she was 'pistol-whipped'

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Police are investigating an assault that left one woman in critical condition after she was “pistol-whipped,” according to police.

The incident occurred just before midnight Sunday in the 7300 block of Pennsylvania in the Carondelet neighborhood of South St. Louis.

Police say a woman was asleep when the suspect woke her by striking her with a pistol across her head. The woman sustained a large contusion to her head and was transported to a hospital were she remain in critical, unstable condition, according to police.

Police believe the suspect to be a man in his 40s, 6'2" and around 260 pounds.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.  

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