Man charged in shooting that wounded St. Louis officer

9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Saturday, October 22 2016 Oct 22, 2016 Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:13:00 PM CDT October 22, 2016 in Top Stories
By: Associated Press

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.

 

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