A standoff between Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and St. Louis County Police SWAT teams members and an unidentified man continues at an Arnold-area home after an injured woman was released from the house, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grant Bissell said.
Bissell said at about 7:15 a.m. today (Sept. 13), a 41-year-old Arnold woman was helped away from a home in the 3000 block of Adayah Lane by police. He said she suffered a single-gunshot wound and was taken to an area hospital with what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
A man remains inside the home, and it is believed he shot the woman. Bissell said the suspected shooter and victim are believed to have had a prior romantic relationship, and the woman lives at the home on Adayah Lane, which is southwest of Arnold and off Miller Road.
Bissell said authorities are in contact with the suspected shooter.
Deputies were called at about 3:20 a.m. about a disturbance in the home. When deputies arrived, they heard gunfire and backed away from the home because they did not know if they were being shot at or not, Bissell said.
The deputies did not return fire and the tactical units were called to the house, he said.
A 79-year-old Arnold woman, who also lives at the home, was able to get out of the house on her own. She was not injured but has not been able to provide more information about the disturbance or the gunfire yet, Bissell said.
He said one gunshot was heard after SWAT team members arrived, but it is not known if someone was shooting at the police or inside the home. He said no officers have been injured.
Police have not evacuated people from their homes in the area, but they are being told to remain in their houses, Bissell said.