State Attorney General Eric Schmitt addresses the media outside St. Louis University Hospital Emergency-Trauma Center after two officers were shot in the Tower Grove South neighborhood while responding to a call on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Both officers were transported by police to area hospitals. One officer is in “very critical” condition with a head wound and the other officer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg according to Police Chief John Hayden. The officers mark the seventh and eighth officers shot this year. Video by Colter Peterson, email@example.com
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One of the officers shot died on Sunday; the other was released from the hospital. "God protected us," said Steve Haag, the owner of the home where the gunman barricaded himself.