Police: Suspect shot after demanding to see children, forcing way into South City home


ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – One person was shot and injured following a fight in a south St. Louis home Sunday evening, according to police.

Police were called the home, located near Iowa and Utah, around 3:15 p.m.

A 27-year-old man came to the home and demanded to see the children he fathered with a 29-year-old woman who was at the home, according to police. The woman said she has an active order of protection against the suspect.

Two men were at the house when the suspect arrived, they asked the suspect to leave.

After the man refused to leave, a fight ensued between the men, during which one of the friends, a 25-year-old man, retrieved a gun and shot the suspect.

The suspect was hit by a bullet in the lower torso. He was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

The 25-year-old sustained a shoulder injury during the altercation. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

News 4 crews at the scene saw the toddler being removed from the home. The child was uninjured.

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