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Man killed by St. Louis police was suspect in Jefferson City shooting

Man killed by St. Louis police was suspect in Jefferson City shooting

January 16th, 2019 by Associated Press in Local News

Quency Floyd was arrested in connection with investigation of a Nov. 18, 2019, shooting that wounded a 20-year-old woman in her shoulder.

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The man killed after allegedly shooting at St. Louis detectives was facing charges for shooting a woman in Jefferson City.

St. Louis police on Wednesday identified the man as 22-year-old Quency Chavez Floyd of St. Louis.

Police on Tuesday sought to question Floyd, who was suspected in a carjacking earlier in the day. He ran from plainclothes detectives. Police Chief John Hayden says the suspect turned and fired, and four detectives shot back.

Floyd died later Tuesday in a hospital. The officers were unhurt.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Floyd was charged in November with shooting a woman during a domestic dispute in Jefferson City. She was struck in the shoulder and survived. It wasn't immediately clear why Floyd remained free after the charges were filed.