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Chesterfield police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ man after shooting

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Chesterfield police are looking for a 42-year-old man they've described as "armed and dangerous" following a shooting early Tuesday morning.

According to police, the shooting occurred just before 5 a.m. in the 14000 block of Forest Crest Drive. Two people were inside the home when the suspect, identified as Phillip Stroisch, used a handgun and fired several shots into the residence.

The two people inside the home suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police believe the shooting is tied to a domestic incident that occurred in south St. Louis County earlier in the morning.

According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department, officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of Susan Road for a domestic violence report involving Stroisch and his wife. She was missing for an unknown period of time, but was later located and brought to a hospital for an examination. She was not seriously injured. Police have classified that time spent missing as a kidnapping.

Chesterfield police issued at-large warrants against Stroisch for two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.

Police described Stroisch as a Caucasian man, standing 6'3" tall and weighing approximately 240 pounds. He was last seen at a gas station along State Highway 47 and US 61 in Troy, Missouri around 5:45 a.m., driving a silver 2011 GMC Yukon with Missouri license plates UN1B8N.

Anyone with information on Stroisch's whereabouts is asked to contact the Chesterfield Police Department at 636-537-3000.

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