Updated @ 5:30 p.m.
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – An alleged robbery suspect was killed and two others injured by an off-duty St. Charles County Sheriff Deputy in Forest Park Monday night.
According to St. Louis Police, the off-duty officer, 36, was jogging with a female acquaintance, 23, at the bottom of Art Hill around 11:15 p.m.
As the two stopped at a corner of the Grand Basin, a suspicious man began walking toward the pair, leading the officer to pull out his gun.
A short time later, according to police, three men dressed in dark clothes and carrying a gun, announced they were going to rob the victims.
According to the probable cause statement one suspect pointed a handgun at the deputy and his acquaintance, and another suspect told them, “don’t make me kill you.”
“Fearing for his safety and the safety of his acquaintance, the off-duty deputy fired his gun, striking Suspect #1 three times in the lower abdomen,” St. Louis Police said in a statement early Tuesday. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and has been identified as 18-year-old Antonio Nash of 2700 block of N. Kingshighway.
Another robbery suspect, Joshua Hunter, 20, was shot in the buttocks and transported to a hospital in critical to stable condition. A third suspect, Jamaal Robinson, 20, was shot in the neck and transported to a local hospital in guarded to stable condition.
They both live in the 5600 block of Delmar.
A gun allegedly belonging to one of the robbery suspects was recovered at the scene, according to police.
The St. Charles County Sheriff Deputy has been on the force for the last 16 years.