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St. Louis (KSDK) - A 31-year-old man has been charged after a struggle with a St. Louis police officer Wednesday resulted in the shooting of the suspect.
Myron Gunter has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Police say officers stopped Gunter's car in the 3800 block of Meramec around 4 p.m.
Gunter pulled over and ran. He was holding the waistband of his pants as if concealing a weapon.
One officer took out his gun as he ran after the suspect, and when he caught up with Gunter, grabbed him.
The two began to struggle and as Gunter fell to the ground the officer's weapon discharged and Gunter was struck in the back.
Gunter was taken to an area hospital and is listed in serious condition.
A passenger inside the vehicle threw two guns from the car, moved to the driver's seat and drove east on Meramec. Both weapons were recovered.
The officer involved in the shooting is 27-years-old, has been on the force for three years and has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in this situation.