Suspect sought in Missouri police shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities are searching for a man accused of firing at a St. Louis County police officer and grazing his gun belt.
Police said a Velda City officer returned gunfire early Sunday at the suspect, who has been identified as 27-year-old Eric Fowler. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it's not known if he was wounded.
Fowler was charged later Sunday with assault first-degree on a police officer and armed criminal action. Police said Fowler should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police said officers had been called to a disturbance at a house. Gunfire erupted when officers approached a vehicle to speak to the driver.
The St. Louis County officer was treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police have recovered the vehicle that was driven from the scene.
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