Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Teen Suspected of Shooting Berkeley Officer is Caught

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Devante Thomas - POLICE HANDOUT
  • Police Handout
  • Devante Thomas
Note: A correction ran regarding this story.

The sixteen-year-old suspected of shooting a Berkeley police officer has been caught, less than 24-hours after the incident occurred, reports the Post-Dispatch.

Police report that Devante Thomas was captured around 10 a.m. in an area around Florissant. Thomas allegedly shot the officer, whose name is being withheld at this time, around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. A manhunt ensued thereafter. Thomas was considered "armed and dangerous" and was known to the officer. The mugshot is from a previous arrest.

The officer who was shot is in serious-but-stable condition.

Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 9, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation