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St. Charles Co. officer grazed by bullet after confronting suspects trying to steal fireworks

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Officers placing crime scene tape around a fireworks tent in the 1400 block of South Fifth Street (Credit: KMOV) Officers placing crime scene tape around a fireworks tent in the 1400 block of South Fifth Street (Credit: KMOV)

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A St. Charles County police officer was grazed by a bullet after confronting two suspects at a fireworks tent during the early morning hours on the Fourth of July.

The officer was working security at the tent in the 1400 block of South Fifth Street when he confronted two male suspects who were attempting to steal fireworks around 2:30 a.m. One of the suspects reportedly fired at the officer, grazing him in the upper body, according to police.

After firing at the officer, the suspects left in a black Mercedes Benz and were last seen speeding east on Highway 70.

The officer was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Information regarding the suspects has not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Charles City Police Department at 636-494-3300.

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