Police Chase 4 Suspects Wearing Ski Masks & Vehicle Up To No Good. St-Louis County PD. Jan. 26-2022


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FERGUSON, MO (January 26, 2022) -- St. Louis County Police Department Crimes Against Persons Detectives are currently investigating an officer involved shooting in the City of Ferguson which resulted in two St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officers being injured by gunfire and the death of an adult male in the area of West Florissant Avenue and Lang Drive.
On January 26, 2022, at approximately 1:15 PM, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officers in full uniform and a marked patrol units responded to a call for service for a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Rivertrail Court. Upon arrival, officers observed a white Toyota 4Runner wanted relative to a recent homicide which occurred in St. Louis City. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle failed to stop and fled from the officers. The driver eventually lost control of the vehicle and it came to a stop in the intersection of West Florissant Avenue and Lang Drive.
The occupants of the 4Runner fled on foot. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officers exited their police units and were subsequently fired upon by at least one suspect. Two officers were injured by the gunfire. Officers returned fire, striking that suspect.
The two injured officers were transported to an area hospital for treatment. One officer received life threatening injuries. The second officer was treated for non life threatening injuries. Both officers remain hospitalized.
The suspect struck by gunfire later identified as Equan Hopson, 23 years old was transported to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. That suspect later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
A long gun and pistol were recovered from the scene.
Aside from the suspect who was shot, two additional suspects were taken into custody by additional responding officers after a foot pursuit.
The other suspect are:
August Burns, 23 years old. Clyde Thomas, 35 years old and Johnny Lewis, 23 years old.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officers involved in this incident are 28 years of age with 2.5 years of law enforcement experience, 25 years of age with 3.5 years of law enforcement experience, and 21 years of age with 1.5 years of Law enforcement experience.