ST. LOUIS (KSDK) -- A police officer fired his gun after breaking up a fight between two large groups of people fighting in the street in south St. Louis early Saturday morning.
The fight started just after midnight Saturday at the corner of Louisiana and Osage.
As the people were leaving, officers heard shots, then saw a man with a handgun. The man ended up pointing the gun at an officer. The officer fired back, but the suspect took off.
While searching for the suspect, the officer found another man with a gunshot wound. That man is now in critical condition.
The first man who shot at the officer was arrested a few blocks away. Police believe the victim was shot during the initial outbreak.