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Man shot by St. Louis officer after chase faces charges

March 31, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a23-year-old man shot by a St. Louis police officer following a foot chase has been arrested and charged with assault and other counts.

Police say the shooting happened early Saturday morning when two officers tried to pull over a car driven by Leontaye Combs, leading to a high-speed chase.

Police say Combs later fled on foot, running behind a house, then reappearing from the back of the house holding a handgun. Police say Combs pointed the gun at an officer and was shot.

Police say Combs was treated and released from a hospital, then booked into jail.

Police have not released the name of the officer who shot Combs, but say he’s 30 years old with six years of service.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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