Cardinal Glennon shooting – Man killed after hitting security guard

Cardinal Glennon shooting – Man killed after hitting security guard, a female suspect arrested.

According to St. Louis police, security guard at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital early Wednesday morning shot and killed a man who had crashed over the guard with his car.

Police said the guard was investigating two people in a red Kia that were on the hospital lot in the 1400 block of South Grand Boulevard at about 1:10 a.m. The vehicle then struck the guard, throwing him to the ground, and the guard fired gunshots into the car.

The Kia then struck a parked car in the lot. The 32-year-old driver ran from the car, but was found in the street about two blocks south of the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead.

His identity is yet to be disclosed.

A female passenger of the Kia also attempted to run from the scene, but was taken into custody, St. Louis police said.

The security guard was left in critical condition and was considered unstable Wednesday morning.

St. Louis homicide detectives are investigating.

Cardinal Glennon spokesperson Molly Eime referred all questions to police Wednesday, but issued a statement on behalf of the hospital: “The safety of our staff, patients and visitors is our top priority.