St. Louis Police announced today that they have a suspect in custody connected to the shooting of an off-duty officer this week.
On Wednesday night the officer was visiting his sister at her north St. Louis home. The officer asked to men inside the house to leave. One suspect ran out and while the officer was escorting the second man from the house, he shot at the officer. The victim was hit in the leg and the suspect ran from the scene.
The suspect was captured today and charges are pending. The officer was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
An off-duty St. Louis Police is recovering from a leg wound after being shot last night (Wednesday) at a home in the Walnut Park neighborhood.
The shooting happened just after 7:00 in the 5900 block of Lalite Avenue near Riverview Boulevard, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
The officer had reportedly gone to his sister's home to help resolve a dispute she was having with a man. Police Chief Sam Dotson says the officer was escorting the man from the home, when the man's companion opened fire.
Dotson says the officer returned fire, but didn't believe he'd hit the suspect.
The area was cordoned off for several hours while police searched for the suspect, who is still at large.
Chief Dotson says police know the identity of the suspect and he is a felon.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - School officials say three people were shot in or near a Pittsburgh high school, and police are searching for a gunman.
Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says three students were shot outside Brashear High School on Wednesday afternoon as they walked to a vehicle they'd all taken to school earlier in the day.
She says their injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Two were grazed in the head and one was shot in both the foot and arm.
Pugh says the victims were not on school property but close by. It's not clear who shot them.
A young man is in the hospital after police say he was shot while waiting at a bus stop in North St. Louis.
Officers were called to Northcrest and McLaran. Witnesses said the victim was standing at the bus stop when a suspect wearing a ski mask, walked up at shot the young man in the face. The victim was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shooting and paralyzing his 2-year-old son while loading a gun.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 29-year-old Vincent Sanders was sentenced Friday. Sanders pleaded guilty in July to endangering the welfare of a child, marijuana possession and unlawful use of a weapon after the March 2012 incident.
His son was shot in the chest while Sanders was loading his gun. Prosecutors say the child is paralyzed from the waist down.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 39-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death of a Missouri Southern State University football coach.
Joplin police said Saturday that the Jasper County prosecutor's office has charged Jeffery Bruner of Joplin with felony murder and armed criminal action in 37-year-old Derek Moore's death. Moore died after he was shot Friday night as he left a Joplin movie theater.
Bruner is being held without bond in Joplin. Jail officials say it's not clear if he has a lawyer.
Moore was in his first year as a Missouri Southern offensive line coach. He came to MSSU after three seasons at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.
The university canceled its Homecoming activities and said in a statement the school was "stunned and deeply saddened" by Moore's death.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say the suspect in the Los Angeles International Airport shootings had a lot of ammunition as well as a note indicating a grudge against TSA agents and "pigs."
A source says the note talked about TSA searches being violations of his constitutional rights.
Officials say the gunman, identified as Paul Ciancia of Pennsville, N.J., had at least 150 rounds of ammunition when he opened fire, killing a TSA agent and wounding several people as others in the panicked terminal ran for cover. Two other TSA employees are among the wounded.
The dead man, 39-year-old Gerardo I. Hernandez, is the first TSA agent to die in the line of duty.
The gunman was shot four times by police and is in custody at a hospital.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at the Los Angeles International Airport, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two other people.
Tim Kauffman, a spokesman for the American Federation of Government Employees in Washington, confirmed Friday that a TSA officer was killed.
He says the union's information comes from their local officials in Los Angeles.
The attack frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide.
Police said the unidentified suspect, who was apparently injured following an exchange of gunfire with officers, was in custody.
A 20-year-old woman remains in critical condition after she was shot in the chest sitting outside a north St. Louis home early this morning.
The woman was sitting with two friends at a house near Fountain Park around 2:30 this morning, when an unknown suspect started shooting. The woman was hit, one of her friends pulled out a gun and shot back.
Police say it does not appear that the victim was the gunman's intended target. Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.
The 63-year-old man accused of shooting at two people in a North County bar, has died, the man who attacked him, facing charges.
The shooting occurred late Friday night inside the Pirates Cove bar in Florissant. The Post-Dispatch reports that Edward Mueller of Florissant was disarmed and assaulted by Douglas Layman after the shooting. Mueller was taken to the hospital died from a heart attack.
Layman is the brother of the victims. Layman is charged with second degree murder and held on a quarter-million dollar bond.