Charges filed against man shot by officer near Tower Grove Park
The Force Investigation Unit is investigating the shooting
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - The man shot by an officer near Tower Grove Park Saturday morning has been charged.
St. Louis Metropolitan Police responded to a call around 9:30 a.m. that a 43-year-old man experiencing a mental health crisis was armed with a gun and threatening family members. When officers arrived, they reportedly tried to de-escalate the situation. The man tried to run away and officers attempted to deploy a taser, but the man continued to run until he fell to the ground.
When the man stood up, he puled out a gun and started firing at officers, according to police. An officer returned fire and shot the man twice. Police said officers on scene rendered aid to the man until EMS arrived.
The man was taken to the hospital for treatment. Monday afternoon he was listed in serious stable condition.
The man, 43-year-old Raevon Parker, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.
No officers were injured in this incident. The officer who fired the gunshots is a 41-year-old man with 14.5 years of service, according to the police department. The Force Investigative Unit is handling the ongoing investigation.
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