Early Wednesday, a St. Louis County police officer allegedly shot a man who, police said, pointed a gun at an officer near the site where protesters had rioted, according to news reports. The man was critically wounded.
At about 1 a.m., police responded to a call reporting that four to five men in ski masks were armed with shotguns and that there was gunfire. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw “multiple subjects running,” police spokesman Brian Schellman told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. One officer allegedly chased a suspected shooter.