Raw: Man arrested after police standoff in Bellefontaine Neighbors

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by Sarah Heath / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 5:46 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) -- Police surrounded a home in Bellefontaine Neighbors Friday morning after a man who shot a St. Louis police officer outside a convenience store was believed to be inside.

According to authorities, officers were called to a convenience store in the 8800 block of N. Broadway around 1:30 a.m. in reference to a robbery. When officers arrived, they attempted to approach the suspect, but he pulled out a handgun and started shooting at them.

One officer suffered a graze wound to the upper-left arm. The wounded officer remained on the scene, but was later transported to a hospital for treatment.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot after officers started retruning fire. Police do not know if the suspect was hit by the officers' gunfire.

Authorities described the suspect as being a black male, 5’10” in height with a medium to thin build. He was last seen wearing blue shirt and khaki pants.

Officers later on Friday responded to a home on St. Cyr Street near Danforth Elementary Schoo and surrounded the home with guns drawn.

A man was eventually seen walking out of the home with his hands up after a little over an hour of being posted outside the home. He was taken into custody.

Police did not say if the man in custody is the same person suspected to have shot at officers outside the convenience store. But authorities confirmed was wanted in connection to the shooting.

Officials said three other people exited the home with their hands up, but were not arrested.

A team of officers with high-power rifles entered the home a short time later. Officials did not say if they found anyone else inside.

Melanie Powell-Robinson with Riverview Gardens School District said parents should've gotten a robo-call Friday morning informing them their children would be bused to Gibson Elementary.

Those students who didn't receive it or walk to school were being met by school staff and administrators and then bused to Gibson. All Danforth Elementary and Intermediate students would be sent back to Danforth once the situation is over. 

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com as this story continues to develop.

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