Two St. Louis police officers were shot Saturday night by a suspect who then barricaded himself inside a residence for nearly 12 hours before being taken into custody.
The barricaded suspect was taken into custody and the area was deemed safe early Sunday, police tweeted just after 5:30 a.m. local time. No further information was immediately available about the suspect’s capture.
One officer was shot in the head and was “very critically” wounded, St. Louis Police Department Chief John Hayden Jr. told reporters. Police said the officer was “fighting for his life.” The other officer was shot in his leg, suffering a non-life-threatening wound.
The officers had responded to a call about gunshots around 6 p.m. local time when a suspect started firing at them.