Lesson here? Don't bring a saw to a gun fight.
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office yesterday charged 48-year-old Carl Evans with unlawful use of a weapon following a bizarre interaction with police Sunday.
According to the police department, officers on patrol stopped to talk to several individuals at North Jefferson and Sullivan around 9:50 p.m. June 5. Upon seeing the cops, Evans reportedly ran from the scene and into a vacant building.
After he refused to come out of the building, police entered the dwelling and found Evans hiding under a pile of plywood. Evans then allegedly lunged from the wood pile with a blade and was shot in the arm by a 39-year-old female officer. The blade is now being reported as a 12-inch saw
Evans, of the 3200 block of Greer, remained in the hospital late Tuesday recovering from the non-life threatening wound.
Police have not released the name of the officer who shot Evans, though the nine-year veteran of the department has been placed on administrative leave -- as is standard procedure -- pending an internal investigation.
It's unclear why Greer ran from police. Court records show that in January of this year Greer pleaded guilty in St. Louis Circuit Court to burglary and theft charges and received a suspended sentence.