the republic logo

Suburban St. Louis police officer fatally wounds 34-year-old man in traffic stop

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

WELLSTON, Missouri — A suburban St. Louis police officer has fatally wounded a 34-year-old man during a traffic stop.

Shawn McGuire of the St. Louis County Police Department said in a news release that Thomas Allen Jr. died Sunday. The shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday after an officer for the Wellston Police Department pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation.

McGuire said that as the officer was questioning the driver, Allen climbed into the driver's seat and attempted to speed away. The officer tried to stop Allen by getting into the passenger side of the vehicle and a struggle ensued.

McGuire says the officer was "in fear for his life" and fired three shots. The release didn't say whether Allen was armed. McGuire says the shooting is under investigation.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.