Last updated: 2 months ago
A press release from the ISP said officers from East St. Louis and surrounding police departments, including Washington Park, responded to the scene around 6 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found a nude man with multiple guns at the intersection of 16th and Gaty Avenue.
The man, who police identified as 41-year-old Jason Brooks, fired shots at bystanders, then in the direction of two officers, the release said.
The officers returned fire, hitting Brooks. He was hospitalized and has died in a St. Louis area hospital, according to the ISP.