ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A man is dead after getting into a struggle with a St. Louis police officer in north city.
Isaiah Perkins,27, of Creve Couer was shot and killed during a struggle with an officer.
Interim Chief Lawrence O’Toole says two officers spotted a Nissan Murano that was stolen out of North County on Tuesday, and was involved in an assault on a North County cooperative officer Wednesday.
“The officer spiked the vehicle at Natural Bridge and Goodfellow. The vehicle continued northbound fleeing from the officers. The vehicle wrecked just a block away here … Two individuals in the vehicle fled on foot,” he said at the scene.
One of the suspects was armed with a handgun — “the officers could clearly see a handgun in his hand,” the interim chief says.
O’Toole says one officer was knocked to the ground after he attempted to tase the suspect twice. It didn’t work. The man pointed his weapon at the officer, and the officer fired several shots, killing him.
The weapon was recovered. The other suspect is still at large.
The officer is on paid administrative leave.