Police say an off-duty 16-year veteran of the St. Charles County Sheriff's Deputy fired shots at three men who were attempting to rob him late Monday night in Forest Park. One of the men died from his injuries.
The 36-year-old officer and a 23-year-old female acquaintance were jogging in the park past-curfew hours Monday, when they stopped at the corner of the Grand Basin. They told investigators that a man slowly walked past the pair. The officer said he became suspicious and, fearing for their safety, put his gun at his side.
As they turned the corner, three men in their late teens to early 20s, who were dressed in hoodies, dark clothing and armed with a gun, announced a robbery, according to a news release.
The off-duty officer fired his gun, hitting one of the suspects three times in the lower abdomen.
He was pronounced dead on the scene. Police identified him as Antonio Nash, 18, of the 2700 block of N. Kingshighway.
The second suspect was shot in the buttocks, and was taken to the hospital, where officials say he is in stable condition. The third suspect, who was shot in the neck, was also taken to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
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