ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office charged a 35-year-old St. Charles man with assaulting two people with a metal pole and threatening to kill others while armed with a gun.
The incident happened on May 24 at a home on Block 3800 of Brittany Circle, according to a probable cause statement from the Bridgeton Police Department.
Police allege that Hugo Maganda-Lopez arrived at the residence and hit another man with a metal bar. The two men fought for the pole and Maganda-Lopez’s two associates joined the commotion. Another person jumped in to help the victim.
Maganda-Lopez recovered the bar and smashed it into the second victim’s kneecap. At that point, he ordered an employee to retrieve a gun from his vehicle. Maganda-Lopez allegedly pointed the gun at three people and threatened to kill them all.
Maganda-Lopez and his associates fled in their car. Bridgeton Police recovered the metal bar at the scene of the fight.
During a police pursuit, officers saw Maganda-Lopez throw a handgun from the car. Police eventually arrested Maganda-Lopez and his cohorts. The weapon was also secured.
Maganda-Lopez was charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal activity and three counts of unlawful use of a weapon. He remains incarcerated on $150,000 bail.
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