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St. Louis County Officer Involved Shooting in Ferguson

Posted 2 years 284 days ago ago by

On Sunday, August 9, 2015, at approximately 11:10 PM, while assisting the Ferguson Police Department in a protest detail on West Florissant Avenue, several gunshots began being fired by at least two unknown persons in the vicinity of the protests, specifically the 9200 block of West Florissant.

Several reports on social media have stated there had been two shootings on West Florissant. The second incident was not a shooting, and happened prior to the shots being fired. In this separate incident, a member of the local St. Louis Media was assaulted and robbed by several unknown persons on a nearby parking lot. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.

The Ferguson Police Department is conducting the investigation into the robbery.
At the time gunfire was being exchanged between the unknown suspects, one of the shooting suspects began running south across the parking lot at 9200 West Florissant, where he was spotted by St. Louis County Police Detectives in an unmarked police vehicle. The detectives activated their emergency lights and began driving toward the suspect who immediately turned and began firing at the detective’s police vehicle, striking the police vehicle numerous times.

The detectives then exited the vehicle at which time the suspect turned and began firing rounds at the detectives, who began firing at the suspect. The suspect then again began running on foot and detectives began chasing the suspect on foot behind the business at 9200 West Florissant. The suspect once again stopped, turned, and reengaged the detectives, who returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times. The detectives immediately called for an ambulance to respond to the scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he is currently in critical condition. A .9 mm semi-automatic firearm, reported stolen out of Cape Girardeau, Missouri was recovered from the scene.

Detectives from the St. Louis County Bureau of Crimes Against Persons are conducting the investigation into the shooting.
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