Shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday evening, police responded to an officer-involved shooting in the 1300 block of Garfield Avenue.
The incident occurred when officers were responding to a disturbance in the area, according to Chief Chris Connally.
“Officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Garfield on a disturbance involving on subject threatening to kill another subject,” Connally said. “After the officer arrived, the one subject failed to follow commands.”
The suspect allegedly appeared to be pulling out a firearm, which resulted in an officer firing at the suspect.
“The subject then ran; he was apprehended a short time later with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound,” Connally said. “We did recover a firearm in the area where this occurred.”
The suspect was taken to Mosaic Life Care via EMS. The officer who shot the suspect was taken back to the Law Enforcement Center following the shooting, while the Missouri State Highway Patrol began its investigation.
“That’s standard with any kind of officer-involved shooting in order to ensure the confidence and integrity of the system,” Connally said.
Connally said per the department’s protocol, the officer likely will be put on administrative leave.
The names of the suspect and officer have not been released.