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

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 plain clothed 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  $100 worth of fireworks around 2:30 a.m. One of the suspects, later identified Dwayne Coleman, reportedly fired at the officer through the passenger side of a stolen Mercedes, 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.

Police said the officer identified himself as an officer before the shooting.

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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