Dead Suspect had Violent History

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  The man who was shot and killed by lawmen this morning in South St. Louis had a long history of violence including assaults on police officers.   That according to Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce.

Carlos Boles was shot and killed by officers trying arrest him this morning.  Eight lawmen including U.S. Marshals and St. Louis Police were sent to his home in the 3100 block of Osage.

Thats when Boles opened fire on officers.  He struck one in the head, another in the ankle and grazed a third on the chin causing that officer to fall and break an arm.

Officials returned fire and killed the 35 year old Boles.

Circuit Attorney Joyce said this evening that Boles has a history of violence, drug law violations and assaults on police.

When officials went to his home this morning is was to make an arrest on warrants issued in November for felony drug possession, resisting arrest and assault of a law enforcement officer.

Boles had reportedly told relatives in the home he’d been in prison before and they’d have to take him out in a body bag.

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