BRENTWOOD, Mo. – At approximately 11:45 pm on Tuesday, a two-man patrol vehicle from the City of Brentwood observed a suspicious vehicle on the lot of Drury Inn, located at 8700 Eager Road.
According to the detectives, responding officers gave the following details:
Upon reaching the vehicle, the officers conducted a record check of the vehicle, which had warrants attached to the license plate. The officers then contacted the occupants of the vehicle, a male and a female. According to police, when completing a record check of the occupants, the male subject started running from the suspect vehicle towards Eager Road, in the direction of the “Target” sign.
The officers reported that they started to engage the suspect in a foot pursuit. Once the subject reached the small wooded area between the Drury Inn parking lot and Target complex, police said that the suspect fired at least one gunshot towards the officers. Neither officer returned fire at that time and the suspect continued to run southbound in the creek between the two parking lots.
Several officers from both the Brentwood Police Department and Richmond Heights Police Department responded to the scene due to the foot pursuit and shooting. According to police, the officers observed the suspect in the creek, where he started shooting again at the officers. Officers returned fire with their department-issued firearms and struck the suspect.
The suspect has been described as a 24-year-old male. He was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he is currently in surgery and expected to survive.
The Brentwood Police Department and Richmond Heights Police Department requested the assistance of the St. Louis County Police Department. The incident is now under investigation by the Bureau of Crimes Against Persons Unit and is still an active investigation.
It has been reported that two officers from Richmond Heights Police Department shot their department-issued weapons.
One officer is 49 years of age with 22 years of service with the Richmond Heights Police Department. The second officer is 27 years of age and has 5 years with the Richmond Heights Police Department.
One police officer from the Brentwood Police Department shot his department-issued weapon. He is 35 years of age and has 12 years of service with the Brentwood Police Department.
Due to the time of day, and the location where the suspect was, the St. Louis County Police Department reported that the scene is very active and will be closed for the foreseeable future.