Man in custody after police shooting, standoff

(AP) - A man accused of shooting two suburban St.
Louis police officers who were saved by their bulletproof vests is hospitalized with a gunshot wound of his own after a lengthy standoff with police.St. Louis County police say the 37-year-old suspect was taken into custody
Thursday afternoon, more than 7 1/2 hours after the initial shooting. Police say he's expected to survive.

Two officers from the town of Bellefontaine Neighbors tried to arrest the man around 7:15 a.m. following a report of gunshots the night before. The officers were shot in their torsos. The bullets struck their bulletproof vests. Both were treated at a hospital and released.

After the shooting, the suspect barricaded himself inside a home. Police say that at one point the man opened a door and fired a gun, prompting an officer to return fire.

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