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Updated at 1 p.m. Friday with information on charges

MARYLAND HEIGHTS • A man who remains hospitalized after being shot by a St. Louis County police officer on Thursday has been charged with multiple assault and weapons offenses. 

Police said Erron Williams, 31, pointed a gun at the officer and was then shot once around 11:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Congressional Drive. Officers had been looking for Williams since about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after he allegedly fired at the mother of his daughter in front of at least one child and fled, said Sgt. Benjamin Granda. 

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office on Friday charged Williams with domestic assault in the first degree, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. Williams, of the 12000 block of Pattern Drive near Spanish Lake. is being held on a $200,000 cash-only bond, police said.

The officer, also a 31-year-old man, was not injured. The officer has nine years of experience in law enforcement, police said.

The charges against Williams are related to the domestic incident and not the officer-involved shooting, which is being investigated by the county's Bureau of Crimes Against Persons.

Charging documents say that Williams threatened the woman while armed with a gun inside a home in the 10700 block of Glen Garry Road in Glasgow Village. The altercation continued outside as Williams took the couple's daughter and placed her in a car. As Williams returned to the house to get another gun, the woman tried to drive away with her daughter. Williams came out and fired toward the car, police said.

Williams made "numerous threats," toward the woman, himself and others including law enforcement after the incident , Granda said.

Officers tracked Williams to his work and tried to arrest him there. Officers in black bullet resistant vests with the word "Police" emblazoned across them approached him in his car, Granda said. 

The man ran about 50 to 75 yards grabbing at his waistband, Granda said. He turned toward the officer with a gun drawn and the officer fired at the suspect, Granda said.

The shooting happened in the West Palm Business Park.

"This is a very tricky spot for investigators to get an individual that they know is armed and dangerous and made very significant threats to himself and to others in this crowded place in the middle of day," Granda said. "Thankfully, no officers or citizens have been injured."

Chief Jon Belmar joined Granda at the scene and noted that the man had a "lengthy record," and had been on law enforcement's radar for some time. 

"It's important to understand that no officer wants to be involved in a shooting," he said. "Regardless of the actions of the suspect, he has family and friends who have a tremendous amount of regard for him. In this case, nobody wins."

Officer-involved shootings in the St. Louis area during 2019

These are the incidents of police officer shootings in the St. Louis area during 2019.

Christine Byers is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.