ST. LOUIS (CBS/KMOV) – Two officers were shot in north St. Louis County Thursday morning.
Several emergency crews, fire trucks and police officers were seen in the 10100 block of Bellefontaine Road just after 7:30 a.m. There is reportedly a subject barricaded in a home in the area.
According to officials, the shots fired at the officers hit their vests. Police sources told News 4 the officers, described as a man and woman, were shot while attempting to arrest the suspect for assault. The source said the officers tried to tase the suspect but the taser malfunctioned.
Around 8:30 a.m., Both directions of Interstate 270 were closed near Bellefontaine Road due to the police activity. During the closure, eastbound traffic is being diverted at Route 367 and westbound traffic is being diverted to Riverview.