Six Police Officers Fire On Two Shooting Suspects

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Six St. Louis city police officers are on administrative leave, following an officer-involved shooting death.

It all started when they responded to a shooting, Saturday night, in the 4000 block of St. Louis Avenue. Authorities say the officers were fired on —then pursued the suspects to the 4900 block of Maffitt.

When the two suspects exited the car, they allegedly pointed weapons at the officers and six police fired at them, killing one and wounding the other. No officers were injured.

The six officers range in age from 26 to 43 years old. Police have not released the name of the deceased suspect.

It is standard procedure for officers to be placed on leave following a shooting.

A police spokesperson told KMOX no news conferences were planned Sunday to talk about the incident.

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