Officer Involved Shooting

O’FALLON MO – At 4:15 PM, officers responded to O’Fallon City Hall at 100 N. Main Street following reports of a subject actively shooting at the clock tower. The suspect was described as a white male driving a maroon passenger vehicle.

O’Fallon officers responded to the area and successfully located the suspect vehicle. A traffic stop was attempted at the intersection of N. Main Street and Hwy P, but the suspect vehicle fled. A pursuit ensued, leading officers into the Royal Oaks Subdivision. The suspect’s vehicle eventually came to a stop on Spring Ct.

Upon exiting the vehicle, the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Douglas Alan Phipps, was armed with a shotgun and pointed it at officers. In response to the immediate threat, officers fired at the suspect, and an exchange of gunfire occurred between officers and Mr. Phipps. Phipps was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Charles County Ambulance District.

The officers involved in the incident are a 47-year-old officer with twenty-four years of experience and a 28-year-old officer with five years of experience. No officers were injured during the confrontation.

This is an ongoing investigation; the St. Charles County Critical Incident Response Team was activated and is working to gather all pertinent details and evidence.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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