Tuesday, February 23, 2010

St. Louis Police Give Their Take of Last Night's Shooting of Ervin Miller

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM

If you haven't heard by now, St. Louis police were involved in an officer shooting last night.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 4800 block of Farlin in north St. Louis.

click to enlarge 4800 Farlin
  • 4800 Farlin

According to St. Louis police, officers received information that there were individuals with guns in the area. When they arrived in the 4800 block of Farlin they got out of their patrol car and started walking down the street.

As they were walking, they saw two subjects get out of a car and run. A third subject turned toward a police sergeant at the scene and displayed a gun. In fear for the safety of the officers, the sergeant fired one shot at the suspect, striking him in the thigh. The suspect -- 21-year-old Ervin K. Miller -- was able to run for a short time before he collapsed and was taken into custody.

Miller, of the 3500 block of Franklin, was taken to an area hospital and listed in stable condition and a weapon was recovered at the scene.

The Circuit Attorney's Office issued warrants against Miller for unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. Miller, according to police, was on supervised probation for a previous offense. He remains hospitalized with a bond set set at $75,000 cash-only.

The Sergeant who fired the shot at the suspect is a 41-year-old white male and has been with the department for 16 years. As per department policy, he has been placed on administrative leave.

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