• Two officers, suspect shot in St. Louis

    by  • February 21, 2013 • News

    (AP) — Two St. Louis police officers are hospitalized after they were shot while responding to a call.

    The shooting happened late Wednesday in the Baden neighborhood. Police spokesman David Marzullo says a male officer was shot in the leg and a female officer in the foot.

    Police Chief Sam Dotson says the officers were talking at the hospital and appeared to be in good spirits.

    A man suspected in the shootings was shot by officers several times and was hospitalized in critical condition.

    The officers were responding to an alarm sounding at a boarded-up house. Police say the suspect opened fire without warning and the officers returned fire.

    Police found a gun and narcotics at the scene. The suspect, 44-year-old Rico Martin, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, two counts of armed criminal action, felon in possession of a firearm, and felony possession of a controlled substance.