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Undercover St. Louis police exchange gunfire with suspect in Fox Park neighborhood

Undercover St. Louis police exchange gunfire with suspect in Fox Park neighborhood

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Police chase shots fired

St. Louis police investigate the scene at Pine Street and Memorial Drive where a pursuit ended that started in the area of Jefferson Avenue and Russell Boulevard on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. At least one suspect was taken into custody. Photo by Daniel Shular, dshular@post-dispatch.com

ST. LOUIS — One person was taken into custody Wednesday following an exchange of gunfire involving undercover police officers near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Russell Boulevard.

The undercover officers with the police department's Anti-Crime Task Force were involved in the gunfire around noontime in the Fox Park neighborhood of St. Louis.

No one was struck and no injuries were reported, police said in a statement.

A pursuit ensued and at least one person was apprehended near the intersection of Pine Street and Memorial Drive, near the Gateway Arch downtown.

It wasn't clear if the person taken into custody was the one who fired on the officers.

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Nick Robertson is a junior at Syracuse University studying journalism and political science. He is a summer intern with the metro news department.

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