ST. LOUIS ( – St. Louis police officers were shot at in north St. Louis overnight.

The officers were in an unmarked car when they saw people inside two vehicles involved in a gun battle in the area of Goodfellow and Lalite before 1 a.m. Thursday. The officers were wearing plain clothes and outer ballistic vests with the words "POLICE" at the time. When the officers drove down Goodfellow they noticed a man firing shots at the two aforementioned cars.

Undercover police car damaged by bullet

An undercover St. Louis police car was damaged by a bullet overnight.

The 29-year-old suspect then reportedly started firing at the officers. The officers curbed their car and got out while the suspect continued firing shots. The officers returned fire, but did not hit the suspect, police said. The suspect ran to a white sedan and drove off through a yard and a concrete barricade.

According to police, the suspect and car were later found in the area of Park Lane and Switzer. The man was taken into custody. His name has not been released. 

The unmarked police car sustained ballistic damage in the incident. No injuries were reported. The Force Investigation Unit is handling the ongoing investigation. 

One of the officers involved is a 36-year-old man with 10 years of service. The other officer is 37 years old and has 13 years of service. 

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