Off-duty Mo. cop shoots burglar robbing neighbor

The suspect was shot once in the hip and is charged with attempted assault on an officer among other things

ST. LOUIS — Authorities issued warrants Saturday against a man who was shot during a struggle with police in north St. Louis.

Laderrell Smith, 44, faces charges of second-degree burglary, attempting to disarm an officer, third-degree assault/attempted assault on an officer and resisting/interfering with arrest.

According to St. Louis police, an officer spotted Smith on the property of his neighbor’s residence in the 5200 block of Lexington on Friday.

Police said during a struggle over the officer’s weapon, the officer fired several shots, striking Smith once in the hip.

Smith was transported to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

The officer, who was not injured, was placed on administrative leave per department policy.

Smith's bond has been set at $45,000.

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