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'God protected us:' Couple escaped gunman who shot two St. Louis police officers from their home – STLtoday.com

By August 30, 2020 Entertainment News

The first injured officer was shot in the head and rushed to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition Saturday, according to St. Louis police. That officer remained hospitalized at SSM St. Louis University Hospital Sunday morning in “grave condition,” police said. He is 29 years old and has been with the department for nearly 4 years. 

The other officer was released from a hospital, police said Sunday. He is 30 and has been with the department for less than a year. 

Steve Haag said it appears the gunman shot the officers over a neighbor’s property from a second-story window in their home. 

Haag said the man was dressed normally and had a mohawk hairstyle. He barricaded himself in the couple’s home in a standoff with dozens of police officers until officers were able to take him into custody around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. 

During the standoff, multiple streets were closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Residents on Hartford were warned to shelter inside and SWAT officers swarmed the neighborhood. Police also put SUVs and officers armed with rifles around the residence where the suspect had retreated.

At about 11 p.m., police were calling out: “Come on, son, you have a wife and kid” and “you gotta come out.”

The department deployed tear gas canisters into the home, but no officers fired gunshots during the standoff, according to the department.

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