Man shot by police Thursday charged

ST. LOUIS – A man shot by police Thursday night has been charged.

Officers were called to the area of Fair and Natural Bridge for reports of a robbery and shots fired. When they arrived at the scene, they found four men who matched the description given in the 911 call.

When the officers tried to interview the suspects, one of the suspects, identified at 17-year-old Keon Davis, ran from the group, holding his right side.

One of the officers followed Davis in his marked police vehicle, and jumped out at Sacramento and Fair, yelling Davis to stop and show his hands.

Police say Davis refused to comply and reached for his side. The officer believed Davis was armed, and fired one shot, striking Davis in his thigh. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is listed as stable.

Davis' weapon was recovered at the scene. No police officers were injured.

An investigation determined the four suspects were not the original suspects described by the 911 caller. The remaining three men were released.

The officer who fired the shot has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

Davis is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, and resisting arrest.


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