St. Louis (KSDK) - A 36-year-old man has been charged with assault a police officer.
David Marzullo, Director of Public Information for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, says Rodrigus Hinton has been charged with first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
Marzullo says police stopped Hinton's vehicle around 3 a.m. Tuesday in an alley at the 4500 block of Chouteau when the driver tried to run the officers down with this vehicle.
The officers shot several times at Hinton's vehicle because they feared for their safety.
Hinton hit a tree and was taken into custody.