10:38 AM, Mar. 8, 2011
Two federal marshals and a police officer were wounded Tuesday in a gunfight with a suspect who died following a standoff at a St. Louis home, authorities said.
One marshal is in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. Earlier reports that he had died by the U.S. Marshals was incorrect.
St. Louis police confirmed in a statement that a “male suspect is deceased.” The brief statement did not explain who the man was or how he was killed.
Sannita Vaughan said her brother was the dead suspect who had been holed up inside the house. She said his name was Carlos Boles.
“All we know is, they killed him,” Vaughan told reporters at the scene as relatives crowded around her and tried to shield her from the media crush.
The two U.S. marshals and a police officer had been serving an arrest warrant at the house on the city’s south side when a gunfight broke out, according to Jeff Carter, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service.
One U.S. marshal is in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Saint Louis University Hospital, spokeswoman Laura Keller said. The other is in fair condition and is undergoing surgery, Keller said.
She did not provide the officers’ identities.
A St. Louis police officer was hit in his bullet-proof vest and suffered a graze wound and injuries from a fall, according to a recorded statement on the city police media hotline. It said he was taken to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Jason Merrill, a spokesman for the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, confirmed that one person wounded in the shooting was being treated there, but provided no name or details of that person’s condition.
Earlier Tuesday, city police spokeswoman Schron Jackson said police were involved in a standoff at the property, but she had no more information.
Police cordoned off several blocks on every side of the house with police tape in the neighborhood in a poorer section of the city’s south side. They blocked access to the property with police cars and vans.
Television video footage from KTVI in St. Louis showed one marshal being carried down an alley by several officers and being put into an ambulance.
There has been no word on any arrests.
Earlier Tuesday, Vaughan told reporters that her brother was inside the house and had been shot by police. She looked into television cameras and implored the brother to come out and surrender.
As police began to disband, bystanders appeared inflamed and began shouting obscenities at police. One officer with a police dog tried to quell the tempers.
Police does not earn an easy living which shows today, with two of the United States Marshals as well as a police officer of St. Louis being shot as they were attempting on an arrest within the Osage Street’s 3100th block in the early time of the morning.
The medical condition of the marshals alongside of the police officer has not been cleared till yet by the authorities but the only thing that has till yet being told apart to the media is that they have been taken on to the St. Louis University Hospital immediately afterwards.
The police officer of St. Louis was immediately taken the two the Barnes Jewish Hospital after he suffered from a bullet that hit him on his vest that was bullet resistant, but the bullet after hitting on to his vest hit him, and according to the reports he was far more injured when he fell down afterwards of the bullet shot.
A suspect was as well shot down by the police afterwards of the attack and as per to the authorities they are currently in a hostage situation at the house. According to a lady named Sannita Boles, it was her brother that has been shot by the police in a house whereby her three children aged eight; thirteen as well as fifteen-year-old were staying.
The brother of the above mentioned lady named Carlos Boles was the man that has been shot by the police. According to the authorities, they waited for the children to get out and go to their school and afterwards of that raided the house of Carlos Boles, whom as per to the same authorities is the man that has been found guilty in many cases of robbery and others of such nature.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
how he obtained/lost his heart’s desire = CS = 31 = Things get out of hand.