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Friday, April 9, 2010

George Jones: Charged in Shooting Rock Hill Officer Matt Crosby

Posted By on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 1:55 PM

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office this afternoon issued charges against George Jones, 36, of the 1100 block of Raritan for two-charges of of armed criminal action, resisting arrest, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action

He is currently each being held on a $150,000 cash only bond.

The shooting occurred in this apartment complex at the northeast corner of Manchester and McKnight. - BING MAPS
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Jones is accused of shooting Rock Hill police officer Matt Crosby as the officer and a colleague responded to a domestic dispute call around 12:20 a.m. today.

Jones allegedly shot the 30-year-old Crosby with a handgun as officer approached the apartment complex where Jones lived as was in an argument with his girlfriend. Crosby's colleague was able to return fire, striking the suspect before taking him into custody.

Crosby remains at St. John's Mercy Medical Center where surgeons have extracted a bullet from his spine.

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