.

Update: Police Officer Shoots Man in Mobile Home Park

Police encountered a naked man who had allegedly attacked an officer and a young woman.

Editors note: This story was updated at 3:15 p.m. with the name of the suspect.

are investigating a Wednesday morning shooting, involving a police officer, on the 7900 block of Oak Bark Court in the Pine Oaks Park mobile home park.

Police say a man called at 2:12 a.m. to report his son, who had reportedly taken out a medieval style club with spikes and became violent at his home.

O’Fallon Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler said when the first police officer arrived on the scene, he encountered a naked man who was assaulting a 29-year-old St. James woman. The woman was attempting to drive away in a mini-van.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Scott M. Davis, 21, of St. James, began assaulting the officer. Davis was charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action, forcible rape and assault of a police officer. His bond is $500,000.

Joachimstaler said during a violent struggle, the suspect attempted to grab the officer’s gun in the holster. He also choked, bit and hit him with a police electronic device. Police say the officer subsequently shot the suspect to subdue him.

After the first shot, the suspect continued his assault and the officer fired a second shot. The suspect was struck in the leg and arm, which caused him to briefly comply with the officer’s verbal commands.

Joachimstaler, who was on the scene, said the incident is under investigation, but from what he heard from witnesses the shooting was justified.

As other officers from the O’Fallon Police and St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department, arrived, the suspect again became violent and continued to resist arrest. Joachimstaler said it took multiple officers to restrain the suspect, who was finally subdued with an electronic device and finally taken into custody.

The officer, an 11-year- veteran, whose name is not yet released, sustained injuries to his head, face, arms and legs, which included being bit in the face by the suspect. He was treated and released at an area hospital.

Joachimstaler said per normal O’Fallon Police Department procedure, the officer will be placed on administrative duties when he returns to work.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital for treatment where he remains under guard. Charges are pending.

Police say investigation at the scene found that the suspect had also reportedly assaulted the 29-year-old St. James woman with a club prior to the officer’s arrival. 

The woman, suffered serious head injuries, including facial fractures and was transported to an area hospital where she was admitted for treatment of those injuries.

Joachimstaler said the father fled the house and was uninjured, but another acquaintance in the house sustained minor injuries.

No more information is available about their conditions at this time.

Police say they suspect drugs were involved in the incident.

“There was some initial information that indicates that the suspect was under the influence,” Joachimstaler said, “But that hasn’t been confirmed by toxicology yet.”

Joachimstaler said the incident will be presented to the St. Charles County Prosecutors Office.

O'Fallon Patch will have more information as it becomes available.

Mike Nunnery April 18, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Again I say that these women & men in blue are there for us when needed and are extremely professional. All law enforcement officers would do well to emulate the O'Fallon Police Department! Thank them for their service the next time you see them!
JK April 18, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I have lived on both sides of O'Fallon since 1984. In the last few years I have seen our quaint community and small town atmosphere change with the growth; what I'm seeing lately is not pleasant at all & frankly I'm not happy about it. Wake up people! If you see something out of the ordinary call the police, know your neighbors, and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Never have I appreciated the O'Fallon PD more than I do now. With a murder behind us in the last week to a thief walking into an open garage and stealing in broad daylight our city is changing rapidly...WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »