2 police officers shot near St. Louis, suspect barricaded

Two police officers were shot Thursday morning in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, officials said.
2:12 | 12/14/17

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Transcript for 2 police officers shot near St. Louis, suspect barricaded
So first I must start with the most important aspect is the police officer's condition. We can't confirm that two officers of the belt but neighbors which department watch that this morning. Opal matter a local hospital recovering from injuries which. All of whom are shot in the chest however the vast blocks both of the rounds. That's obviously excellent news in this situation. And Baghdad's little you know both officers in a location of that section so normally office by saying that. They simmer start last night belts on neighbors' pleas or received call for shots fired in the neighborhood in the area right down the street where officers around right now. 800 block of about fun neighbors. And they couldn't find a suspect they have enough information. They believe this subject was the suspect time but there just wasn't enough. Fax two to really do anything with that investigation however belt but neighbors are gonna come upon themselves. To really stay focused on that house stay in the area that house just in case something else would happen. And around some 15 this morning me a call from a neighbor. Where that subject left his residence so that's when two officers went to that area where is walking on the street right down the street. It's believed across street about my neighbor's tree CR ETV. That's when they contacted that subjects. They try to have dialogue with them the dialogue wasn't working very well at some point. They attempted to take this person in the custody. And that's what's really under investigation right now what exactly happened with bad encounter however they did go hands on we believe that a taser was possibly. Tried at that point. At some point during their altercation is when the when this suspect. Took out a a firearm we believe a handgun and shot the officers. So as of right now that's really part of our investigation. But the troubling part is as the subjects that passed its bill Saul test operations unit was it was kind of police department. Is on scene right now what we believe were the subject is we believe the subjects is a 37 year old male. We believe he is in the residents that officers are set up on right now. However that's still an active investigation as well.

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