Police officer fired at suspect after being assaulted during arrest attempt

JENNINGS, Mo. — A man has surrendered to police following a standoff at a north St. Louis County apartment complex. Police swarmed a building in the Burrwood Apartments near I-70 and Lucas-Hunt Road after a police officer was attacked while trying to make an arrest.

Around an 11:00am Tuesday, a female  St. Louis County police officer attempted to arrest a male suspect who was wanted for a parole violation regarding a robbery. After she exited her marked patrol vehicle, the suspect approached and immediately began physically attacking her.

She fired at least one shot at the suspect.  He was not struck.

The suspect fled to the apartment building and then barricaded himself in one of the apartments. The Tactical Operations Unit arrived on scene and took the subject into custody without further incident.

The suspect is a 46-year-old male. He was uninjured in the incident.

The police officer suffered a head injury in the assault. She was taken to the hospital for treatment. She has been on the force for six years.

Please contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 if you have any information regarding the incident.