DES PERES — Authorities are searching for two suspects who assaulted a mall store's manager, leading to an off-duty officer firing a gun in the mall parking garage.
There are no reports of injuries.
Des Peres police were called Tuesday afternoon about a shoplifting incident at West County Center. Police say in a news release that the suspects assaulted the manager of an unidentified store and tried to flee.
An off-duty officer from another jurisdiction chased the suspects into a parking garage. Police say the suspects got in a vehicle and accelerated quickly as the off-duty officer approached.
The off-duty officer fired one shot. The fleeing vehicle struck another vehicle and drove away.
The off-duty officer was not hurt and police say they have no reports of injuries to the suspects.