UPDATE: Deputy U.S. Marshal Dies In Shootout
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Deputy U.S. Marshal John Perry died tonight at Saint Louis University Hospital from gunshot wounds received earlier today.
Perry, 48, had been with the U.S. Marshals for almost 10 years.
The St. Louis Police Department, earlier, confirmed that the suspect in Monday’s standoff that wounded three lawmen on St. Louis’ south side is dead.
Two federal marshals and a police officer were shot at a house in the 3100 block of Osage when they attempted to serve an arrest warrant to a fugitive.
According to neighbors when the suspect was confronted, he reportedly pulled a gun and started shooting.
In turn lawmen returned fire and the suspect was shot.
The three lawmen got out of the house and were transported to local hospitals. According to a hospital spokesperson, the St. Louis police officer was grazed when a bullet from the suspect’s gun was deflected by his vest. His injury is not serious.
The two U.S. Marshals were taken to another hospital where a spokesperson says one is in critical condition from a gunshot wound, and the other is being treated for minor injuries.
Swat team moves in after two U.S. Marshals and a St. Louis Police officer were shot and injured. The lawmen attempted to serve an arrest warrant to a fugitive on the city’s south side.
When SWAT emerged from the house around 8:45 a.m. the suspect was not with them and the officers had re-holstered their weapons.
One report this morning from a local television station stated that the suspect told relatives he would not be taken alive.
U.S. Marshals work within the U.S. Justice Department, part of their job includes serving arrest warrants and tracking down and arresting fugitives at-large.
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