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Darne Ricks

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Man suspected of shooting and killing a policeman in Saint-Louis.

Darne Ricks, 30, of St. Louis County, faces two charges of first degree assault: as a special victim, two for armed crime and one for resisting arrest.

On Friday, two officers patrolling the 3700 block of Nebraska Avenue together saw a vehicle wanted in connection with a robbery. Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver, later identified as Ricks, accelerated.

Ricks collided with another car near Nebraska Avenue and Chippewa Street in Gravois Park, where the suspect got out of the car and immediately shot the two officers, police chief John Hayden said Friday. The agents returned the favor, but Ricks was not injured. He was arrested on the spot.

One of the officers, 26, was rushed to the hospital with a bruised right eye. His tactical vest also took ballistic damage. At a press conference outside the hospital emergency room, Hayden said the officer’s injury was not serious.

“When I got here I saw him smile, his wife was there, so I was very grateful that the agent was okay,” Hayden said.

The agent was later discharged from the hospital.

A judge turned down Rick’s bail.