UPDATED 5:13 p.m.

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Two St. Louis police officers came under fire from an assault weapon Tuesday morning in north city.

Interim Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole says it started about 11:20 a.m., as two uniformed members of his Special Ops team were working in an unmarked car in the 5900 block of Page.

They had been investigating a recent string of carjackings throughout the region. The officers, both with 9 years experience, spotted a Nissan Altima suspected of being involved in the carjackings.

A 21-year-old man jumped out of the Altima and opened fire with what’s being called an “AK-style” assault rifle.

One officer was struck by flying glass and had minor injuries.

The officers returned fire and struck the shooter several times — he’s now hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect’s weapon had recently been stolen in Jefferson County.

At least one other suspect remains at large.

Our previous reporting is as follows:

St. Louis police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at Hodiamont near Page.

The first calls for “officer in need of aid” came through about 11:30 this morning.

KMOX’s Kevin Killeen is on the scene. He reports one officer was shot after a high-speed chase that ended near Page and Hodiamont.

One suspect was caught, but another is still at large.

The officer’s injuries are not life-threatening.

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