Police say officer shot, wounded man who brandished gun
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.