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Police shoot and kill man suspected of shooting St. Peters police officer

Police shoot and kill man suspected of shooting St. Peters police officer

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UPDATED at with identity of man killed by sheriff's deputy.

ST. PETERS — A man was shot and killed Thursday night after police say he shot a St. Peters police officer.

The officer was released from the hospital around 8:30 p.m. The suspect was shot and killed by a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy.

The officer was shot in the leg just after 5:30 p.m. during a traffic stop outside a Walmart at 3031 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. The suspect then drove away. Authorities later identified him as Joe Robideau, 21, of the 200 block of Rockport in Troy, Missouri.

Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Robideau's home in Lincoln County, and he fled again. Police chased him, and in the 2600 block of Myers Road, police say Robideau got out of the vehicle and shot at them.

A deputy fired back and killed Robideau. 

Police had initially said Robideau was taken into custody around 7 p.m.

Police shoot and kill man suspected of shooting St. Peters police officer

Police investigate the scene on Myers Road in Lincoln County where sheriff's deputies shot and killed a suspect who was wanted for shooting a police officer in St. Charles County on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Photo by David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Police were still inspecting Robideau's vehicle on the side of Myers Road just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday. About a dozen police cars were on the scene, including multiple Missouri Highway Patrol vehicles. 

The officer who was shot is 41 and has been with the department for less than a year. 

Highway patrol is investigating the officer’s shooting of Robideau.

David Carson and Taylor Tiamoyo Harris of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. 

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