ST. LOUIS ( --- Police released surveillance video Friday afternoon of an officer who was injured exchanging shots with a suspect.

The officer was injured and a suspect was shot and killed during an officer-involved shooting in north St. Louis early this month.

Officer-involved shooting

Scene at Goodfellow & Lillian after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday.

According to the St. Louis Police Department, the officer-involved shooting occurred at Goodfellow and Lillian shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

An all points bulletin went out from the Real Time Crime center that a vehicle reported stolen two days ago had been spotted near the intersection, and two officers on patrol responded. 

The driver of the car, identified Thursday as 29-year-old Demario Bass, pulled into a BP gas station, and the officer in the passenger seat got out to speak with him. 

According to police, the 31-year-old officer was standing between Bass and the open driver's side door when the suspect put the car in reverse and hit the gas. 

The officer was reportedly pinned between the door and the car. Bass eventually crashed, and the officer was reportedly thrown into the vehicle and onto the ground. During the incident, the officer fired his weapon and hit the man in his chest. 

Bass, who was in his 20s, was pronounced dead at a St. Louis hospital shortly after.

Police said officers found drugs inside the car but a gun was not located.

The officer, a two-year veteran of the force, sustained a cut to his head and "oral trauma," according to St. Louis Police Chief Hayden. Police tell News 4 the injury is not life threatening. 

It is unclear when the officer fired his gun during the incident or how many times he fired. Police are still investigating the vehicle and have gathered video from nearby surveillance cameras. 

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