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St. Louis (KSDK) - Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Dutchtown neighborhood.
St. Louis police confirm an officer accidentally shot one person at 37th and Meramec shortly before 4:30 p.m.
Police say they were investigating someone impersonating a police officer in a white Chevy Impala with tinted windows. They pulled the car over, and the driver of the vehicle fled.
An officer followed the suspect, who grabbed his waistband as if he had a weapon.
When the officer caught up with the suspect a struggle ensued over the officer's service-issued revolver.
The gun went off and the suspect was accidentally shot in the side.
A female passenger of the car moved to the driver's seat and left the scene. Officers found the car and the woman who was then taken into custody.
Two weapons were recovered at the scene.
The officer was not shot, but incurred minor injuries during the struggle.