Man charged in shooting that wounded St. Louis officer
CASTLE POINT (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old man faces charges accusing him of shooting an officer in the arm during an arrest in St. Louis County.
County police said in a release Friday that officers knocked on the door of a home Thursday night while trying to arrest 28-year-old Jo'von Mitchell on a firearm charge, when he went out a side door and began shooting, hitting the officer in the arm.
The officer was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. After an hours-long standoff, the suspect was taken into custody early Friday.
Mitchell, who's being held on $250,000 bond, faces charges, including first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action.
Online court records don't list a lawyer for Mitchell.