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Lake Saint Louis man charged in shootout with police

Lake Saint Louis man charged in shootout with police


ST. CHARLES COUNTY — Prosecutors on Friday charged a Lake Saint Louis man who was shot and wounded by police after a pursuit the night before.

Christopher L. Mangold, 47, of the first block of Scarlet Oak Court, was charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action, resisting arrest and domestic assault.

A Lake Saint Louis police officer shot Mangold after Mangold fired several shots at an officer near South Henke Road and Technology Drive, charges say.

The chase began after police were called to a domestic assault at Mangold's home, charges say. His wife texted a friend for help after an argument Thursday evening that escalated into Mangold choking her and saying, "You're going to die tonight." She was able to escape and get help at a friend's home, according to the charges.

As police were responding, an officer saw Mangold approach in a red Mercedes, charges say. The officer drew his pistol and ordered Mangold to show his hands.

Mangold sped away and struck another vehicle near South Henke Road and Technology Drive, charges say.

Police said Mangold got out of the car with two handguns and began firing at officers. Officers returned fire, striking him.

He was hospitalized Friday and expected to survive, authorities said. A judge set Mangold's bail at $500,000.

Joel Currier of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report.

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Katie Kull covers public safety for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She previously wrote about local government for the Springfield News-Leader. In her spare time, you can find her cooking, riding horses or spending time outdoors.

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