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Suspect escapes after altercation with Moline Acres police officer

Police said it's unknown if the officer's shot hit the suspect and the suspect remains on the loose

MOLINE ACRES, Mo. — A Moline Acres police officer was injured after a suspect resisted arrest on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the St. Louis County Police Department, an officer with the City of Moline Acres Police Department was in the 9800 block of Monarch Drive around 4:10 p.m. when he saw a person he knew that was wanted for a violent felony. 

When he approached the suspect and tried to arrested him, he resisted and the officer said he saw a gun. That's when the officer then drew his department issued firearm and fired at the suspect.

The suspect dropped his gun and fled the area on foot. It is unknown if the suspect was struck by the shots, a spokesperson for the St. Louis County Police Department said in a press release.

A gun was recovered at the scene.

During the altercation, the officer suffered an ankle injury.

The suspect remains on the loose.

The involved officer is 43 years old with 15 years of law enforcement experience.

The St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is conducting the investigation. The investigation remains very active at this time.

Contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 to speak to investigators regarding the incident or to remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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