2 dead in St. Louis shooting; responding officer injured

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two people are dead and one is wounded after a shooting in St. Louis, and a responding city police officer suffered a bullet graze wound.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said early Thursday morning that a man confronted his ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend and another man on the porch of a home.

Dotson says the suspect pulled out a gun, and the boyfriend was shot during a struggle over the weapon.

The chief says the woman and the other man fled, but that the suspect shot them both. The woman was killed and the man, believed to be a relative of hers, was taken to a hospital.

When officers arrived, the suspect fired at them. One officer’s leg was grazed by a ricocheting bullet.

One officer returned fire but didn’t strike the suspect, who was taken into custody.