NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY ( - Investigators have identified the 28-year-old man who was fatally shot during a officer-involved shooting in North County Friday.

The shooting happened in the 11100 block of Ruesta Drive, where police said they received a call about a disturbance at an apartment complex around 5:30 p.m Thursday evening.

While on scene, two officers contacted the suspect, who was in an SUV. Police said he did not respond.

One officer on the front passenger side of the SUV noticed a gun that was accessible to the suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Armond Beckwith-Bell. He then opened the door to try and secure the gun, police say the suspect reacted and a struggle ensued.

During the struggle inside the car, Bell started to drive. Police said the officer feared for his life and fired a shot with his department-issued gun, hitting the suspect.

The other officer started driving his patrol car towards the SUV and eventually pulled in front of it to stop it.

Police said the officers then pulled Bell out of the car and administered CPR. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Officers say the car was reported stolen from St. Louis City. 

Neither officer was injured. Police said a gun was recovered at the scene.

Both officers have been put on administrative leave.

Anyone with further information on the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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