ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Two men have been charged in the Tuesday burglary that led to a harrowing afternoon for a mother, her infant daughter and a St. Louis police officer.
Terrill Wise, 25, and Jahon Anderson, 27, have been charged with first degree burglary, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, armed criminal action and property damage.
Police say Wise and Anderson tried to ransack a home on the 4000 block of Lafayette Avenue Tuesday afternoon while a 33-year-old woman and her 14-month-old daughter hid behind a shower curtain in the upstairs bathroom.
Wise and Anderson then tried to attack one of the officers who responded, police say. The officer, said he was afraid for his safety, fired a warning shot at Wise, who authorities say tried to stab him with a screwdriver. Wise suffered a gunshot wound to his right flank.
The two suspects fought with the officer as he attempted to take them into custody, ultimately falling through a rear glass sliding door which led to a patio. Wise fled the scene in the SUV he left parked in front of the house and drove to the area of Page Boulevard and Hodiamont Avenue, where he called 911 and told dispatchers that he was the victim of a drive-by shooting.
Anderson ran back to the house and tried to leave through the front door, where his attempt was thwarted by another officer. He then turned around and left through the back door, authorities say, ultimately leading police on a foot pursuit through the neighborhood. He was ultimately captured at 39th Street and Blaine Avenue. Police say he resisted arrest and was tased by officers.
He suffered hand wounds and was treated by emergency medical service personnel. No officers were injured in the incident.
The officer who fired the gunshot has been placed on administrative leave, as is department policy in all officer-involved shooting incidents, according to a news release.