Charges filed in shooting at MetroLink station

Mychael Garrett is charged in connection with a shooting at the Wellston MetroLink stop (St. Louis County Police Department)

WELLSTON, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis County man still hospitalized in critical condition after being shot by police is now facing multiple charges for shooting a security guard at a light rail station.

Charges of assault, armed criminal action and resisting arrest were filed Friday against 22-year-old Mychael Garrett II.

Charging documents say Garrett was boarding a MetroLink train Thursday in Wellston when a security guard asked to see his ticket. Garrett allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the guard in the shoulder. The guard's injuries are not considered life-threatening.

St. Louis County Police say two county officers were riding the train and heard the shot. Officers shot Garrett in the buttocks. Police say a loaded semi-automatic pistol was found in Garrett's pocket.

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