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Police shoot armed woman in south St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) -A St. Louis city police officer shoots a woman in a south city home. Police say the woman had opened fire on officers responding to a call for a domestic dispute.

Police were called to a report of a domestic disturbance of a woman armed with a weapon.  When police arrived on the scene in the 4200 block of Chippewa near Gravois just after 7:00pm a man ran from the home screaming.

Two uniformed officers went into the home according to police.  They found a 37-year-old white woman armed with a semi-automatic handgun and a screwdriver in the kitchen. She fired one shot at the officers. An officer returned fire, hitting her in the chest.

The woman was hospitalized in critical condition. No officers were hurt.

There was a heavy police presence in the area after the shooting.  St. Louis police Chief Sam Dotson was also on the scene.