BREAKING NEWS: Active Shooter, 2 Cops Shot- SWAT On Scene…

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ST. LOUIS, MO — A man armed with an AR-15 rifle is barricaded in his home after shooting two police officers who were responding to shot being fired.

Fox 2 News reports that police were responding to the home after reports of shots fired in  Bellefontaine Neighbors Wednesday night. The details in that police call are not known at this point. But, a man who lives at the home was identified as a person of interest in the report of gunfire.

Officers got into an altercation with the man at the home. They say he pulled out a handgun and shot both of the officers in their chests. Police returned fire and it isn’t known if the suspect was injured in the shooting.

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Both officers were hit in the chest. Their bulletproof vest may have saved their lives. The officers are conscious and speaking.

Police appear to be negotiating with him. SWAT is on the scene.

“This morning, two uniformed police officers of the Bellefontaine Neighbors PD were shot in the line of duty after an encounter with a suspect in the 10100 block of Bellefontaine Road. Thankfully, the officers are expected to survive.”

A staging area is set up at an area church. There is a heavy police presence in the area. Many people saw officers from many police departments rush to the scene on I-70 during their commute. Traffic is closed to the neighborhoods surrounding the standoff.

Reports indicate that both of the officer’s injuries are minor. They were not taken to the hospital.
It is not clear what led to the shooting.

Several emergency crews, fire trucks and police officers were seen in the 10100 block of Bellefontaine Road just after 7:30 a.m.

Both directions of Interstate 270 were closed near Bellefontaine Road due to the police activity. During the closure, eastbound traffic is being diverted at Route 367 and westbound traffic is being diverted to Riverview.

We will update further information as soon as it comes in.  This is an ongoing “shooter” that is live at this time.  God Bless the Officers and we grateful to know they had their vests on!

 Huny Badger is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.



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