Police say officer shot, wounded man who brandished gun

3 weeks 17 hours 49 minutes ago Friday, September 01 2017 Sep 1, 2017 Friday, September 01, 2017 7:04:00 AM CDT September 01, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has shot and wounded a man after he jumped from a stolen car and pointed a gun at the officer.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Acting Chief Lawrence O'Toole said the suspect was hit in "the upper torso" Thursday afternoon and was being treated at a hospital. He described the man's condition as guarded and stable.

The shooting happened after officers used a tire-deflating device to disable a vehicle that had been reported as stolen on Aug. 11 from the nearby suburb of Bridgeton. Two men inside fled before one of them pointed a handgun at an officer. O'Toole says the handgun has been recovered and that the second man who fled also is in custody.

Police didn't immediately release the two men's names.

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