Officer shoots, wounds man during struggle with suspect

1 year 7 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 18 2018 Oct 18, 2018 Thursday, October 18, 2018 10:48:28 AM CDT October 18, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a St. Louis police officer has shot and wounded a suspect during a struggle over a pellet gun that looked like a semi-automatic pistol.

St. Louis police Chief John Hayden says the shooting happened Wednesday night after two officers were sent to an auto parts store to investigate a report that a man who had previously used a stolen credit card there had returned. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that when the two officers approached the man and tried to take him into custody, they saw the pistol in his waistband.

The man was shot in the chest during the ensuing struggle. Neither officer was wounded.

Police say the stolen credit card used at the auto parts store had been taken Monday during a beauty supply store robbery.

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