Man accused of firing shots, wrestles with man outside Bel Ridge Police Station

BEL-RIDGE, Mo. — Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of firing a gun and wrestling a man outside the Bel Ridge Police Station in northern St. Louis County.

Deangelo Ford, 46, faces multiple crimes in connection with the investigation. Police say Ford had a criminal history of drug, gun and robbery prior to the incident.

Investigators say a man approached the police station at an unknown time on Tuesday when Ford approached him and pushed him against a railing. According to court documents obtained by FOX 2 , Ford began wrestling with the victim on the ground, who was trying to reach for a gun in his pocket. The victim later took off with the gun, fired shots in the air, and fled the parking lot.

Ford reportedly asked the victim his identity multiple times, although he was not known to the victim, according to court records.

Prosecutors have charged Ford with theft, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and fourth-degree assault. Police issued an arrest warrant for Ford on Wednesday. $60,000 bail was ordered at the arrest.

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/man-accused-of-firing-shots-wrestling-man-outside-of-bel-ridge-police-station/ Man accused of firing shots, wrestles with man outside Bel Ridge Police Station

Sarah Y. Kim

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