UPDATED: Police Identify Man Killed In Shoot-Out With Police

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Photo by KMOX's Allison Blood

Photo by KMOX’s Allison Blood

Updated at 9:20 a.m

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -  St. Louis police have identified the man who was killed Thursday night after police responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 7000 block of Mitchell.

48-year-old Bobby E. King had reportedly pointed a gun at officers, then refused orders to drop the weapon.

The officer and King exchanged shots, King getting struck and pronounced dead at the scene.

The 26-year-old officer, a four-and-a-half year veteran of the force, suffered a graze wound to his arm and has been released from the hospital.

As is standard procedure, police say, the officer is on administrative leave.


A Police officer was shot and has been taken to Barnes Hospital and a man who shot the officer in the shoulder was killed.

The officer had responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.  When he arrived at a home in the 7000 block of Mitchell, a husband and wife were fighting.

The officer was shot in the shoulder when he entered the home and returned fire.  The husband has died from his wound.

Police Chief Dan Isom told KMOX at the scene the officer gave the husband several commands to put the gun down.

A number of other officers have gone to Barnes Hospital.  The condition of the officer has not been released but he is expected to fully recovery.

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