Officers shoot homeowner being evicted from foreclosed house
ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOV.com) — Police say officers were trying to serve an eviction notice when they shot the homeowner at a house in St. Ann on Wednesday.
Police said multiple officers went to serve the eviction notice at a home in the 10,000 block of St. Anthony Lane around 12 p.m., but the resident barricaded himself inside.
St. Ann police were called to the scene and tried to talk with the suspect, but he still would not come out.
Police said officers then began sending tear gas into the home. That’s when the suspect began firing shots at police.
Authorities said the St. Ann police chief returned fire, hitting the suspect in the elbow.