Dominic Hamptiol charged with shooting police officer

9:29 PM, Sep 7, 2012   |    comments
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Dominic Hamptiol

St. Louis County, MO (KSDK) - The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has charged one person for shooting a City of St. Louis police officer early Friday morning.

Dominic M. Hamptiol, 26, has been charged with first-degree assault n a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action.

Just after 1:30 a.m. Friday police responded to a call of an officer in need of aid in the City of Bellefontaine Neighbors.

St. Louis County police say a City of St. Louis officer had confronted a suspect at the intersection of Bellefontaine Road and Chain of Rocks Road because the person matched the description of an attempted robbery suspect.

The suspect shot several rounds from a handgun at the officer, striking him once in the arm.

The officer returned fire. He was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

Hamptiol was taken into custody later Friday.

He is held on a $150,000 cash-only bond.


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