Police: Suspect Shot After Aiming Gun at Officer

By: AP
By: AP

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A 21-year-old suspect is hospitalized after being shot by a St. Louis police officer.

It happened late Thursday. The suspect is in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his left arm. Names of the suspect and the officer were not released.

Police say the incident began when a Mobile Reserve officer approached the man, who ran through a gangway, jumped a fence and dropped a handgun.

The suspect then allegedly picked up the gun and pointed it at the officer, who fired, striking the suspect in the arm. The suspect was captured a short time later, hiding beneath a porch.

Police say the man was found with a small amount of crack cocaine and marijuana. A semiautomatic handgun was also found in the area.

The officer was not hurt.

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