Link between officer shooting and Affton carjacking under investigation

An Affton man says he was approached by an unknown individual in the parking lot of his apartment complex.

AFFTON, MO. - Police say they are looking into possible links between Sunday night's officer's shooting and a carjacking Saturday night. 

St. Louis County Police are asking for the community's help in the search for a suspect who allegedly shot and carjacked an Affton man.

Around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, County officers responded to a call in the 6900 block of Creek View Trail. Police spoke with a male victim, 27, who was shot in the chest.

According to police, the victim was approached by an unknown person in the parking lot of his apartment complex. The suspect demanded the victim's car, before shooting the victim in the chest. The suspect reportedly then took the keys from the man and fled the scene.

Authorities are searching for a tan 2007 Ford Focus with Missouri plates 'DL6N2M'.

The suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone who spots the car or has any information involving the incident are urged to contact the police.


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