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Man shot by police in south St. Louis County

An officer-involved shooting occurred Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Yorktowne apartment complex near Butler and Lemay Ferry roads in South County. Photo by Erin Heffernan,

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY • A man was critically injured when a St. Louis County police officer shot him as he advanced on police with a metal pipe near Butler Hill Road at Lemay Ferry Road on Tuesday, police said.

Police were called at 12:15 p.m. to the 4000 block of Nottingham Estates after a business reported someone inside behaving erratically. The person ran out of the business and was found in the basement of a nearby apartment complex.

Police say officers tried to deescalate the situation using a taser and a bean bag round, but the man continued to advance on them. One officer shot the man, and he was taken to a hospital.

No officers were injured. The officer who fired his gun has eight years of experience.

This was the second officer-involved shooting to happen Tuesday. Around 6 a.m. officers in University City shot a man who police say may have been trying to commit suicide by cop. He remains in critical condition.

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.