Off-duty black St. Louis cop mistakenly shot by white cop

Deandre Chaney and Cortney Smith

A black off-duty officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was shot by a white officer Wednesday night while trying to assist with some suspected auto thieves, CBS News reports.

The police department as of Saturday hadn't disclosed the names of the officers, who have been placed on routine administrative leave as the matter is investigated. According to police investigators, the officer fired the weapon because he did not recognize the Black off-duty officer and was in fear for his safety.

The off-duty officer heard the commotion and came out of his nearby home with his department-issued gun, police said. Two officers ordered the off-duty officer to the ground, but then recognized him and told him to stand up and walk toward them.

At that moment another officer arrived on the scene and in a state of confusion and panic he shot the off-duty officer in the arm.

Acting police commissioner Lawrence O'Toole revealed that the officers were chasing a carjacked vehicle when three suspects inside started attacking the officers with their guns on Wednesday night.

To add to the confusion, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the shooting victim was initially described to reporters by Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole as an off-duty police officer who had been caught in the cross-fire between the fleeing stolen vehicle suspects and pursuing St. Louis officers. Police arrested two of the three suspects and say all three are black.

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Pence said in a Tweet released by the police department that he'd spoken with the officer's wife and was "so relieved his injuries are not life-threatening". "This is a real problem", Rufus J. Tate Jr., the attorney for the injured off-duty officer, told the local Fox affiliate. "We can see this is a real problem".

"In the police report, you have so far, there is no description of any threat he received". But this has been a national discussion for the past two years. The occupants of the vehicle fired at the officers who were following them. The crash reportedly took place just outside the home of an off-duty police officer, who came out to help.

The New York Daily News identities the off-duty officer as black and the shooting officer as white. He had just finished his shift, and had his service weapon out, chasing a man who had broken into his vehicle, police said.

Neither the victim nor his fellow officer have been publicly identified.

Two suspects in the chase were apprehended.

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