story updated: 5/11/13 at 2:35pm
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – St. Louis County police officers say a car theft suspect chambered a round into an assault rifle and pointed the weapon at them, early Saturday, prompting them to shoot and kill him.
Police spokesman Randy Vaughn says 29-year-old Andrew Bush of South County got into a fight, minutes before taking the car from outside KT’s Bar and Grill on Telegraph Road, “He (Bush) had been inside the bar, bragging about the weaponry inside his home. He was somewhat a regular of the bar.”
Officer Vaughn says Bush drove to his apartment and police followed.
It was at his doorstep that the fatal shooting occurred.
our earlier story:
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis County Police are investigating a deadly shooting Saturday morning involving two county police officers.
It started around one a.m. when the suspect got into an argument with two people in the parking lot at K.T.’s Bar and Grill at Telegraph Road and Crestline.
County Police spokesman Officer Randy Vaughn tells KMOX, following the disturbance, the suspect took off in a victim’s car. He went to his home on El Paulo Court in the Villa Apartment complex.
Officers went to the suspect’s home. They say the suspect was armed with a rifle when he opened the door. The officers fired, and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Vaughn says the suspect’s name has not been released. He says the investigation is continuing, and no decision has been made on possible action against the officers.