A 22-year-old Maplewood firefighter was killed and two city police officers were wounded when they responded to a call of a car fire just before 6 o’clock Monday morning and were met by a gunman who opened fire on them. Ryan Hummert was fatally wounded. One of the officers was critically injured.
Shortly after the initial shootings additional law enforcement officers arrived on the St. Louis County scene and surrounded a house in which the suspect was believed to have been hiding. That building soon caught fire and authorities went in, late Monday afternoon, to look for the body of the suspect.