St. Louis County police release video related to fatal officer-involved shooting in Affton

Police said the suspect exchanged fire with them as they were responding to a domestic situation
Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Affton, Missouri.
Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Affton, Missouri.(Justin Andrews)
Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 8:33 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2023 at 3:20 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - St. Louis County police have released video related to a fatal officer-involved shooting on Sept. 20 in Affton.

Officers were reportedly called to a domestic incident in the 9100 block of Rambler in Affton after 7 p.m. According to police, when they arrived, they found a man sitting on the front porch of a home with a handgun in each hand.

Police said that responding officers tried to de-escalate the situation, but the man raised a firearm at the officers, and a gunfight began. Two officers then shot at the man, and the man shot at the officers.

The man, later identified as Karl Schuhe, was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Shortly after the shooting, Schuhe was charged with one count of attempted first-degree assault of a special victim and armed criminal action. The 59-year-old later died from his injuries. No officers were injured in the shooting.

“We always assume when we roll up on any scene that everyone is armed,” St. Louis County Sgt. Tracy Panus said shortly after the shooting. “We just make that assumption. But knowing when we go in and knowing that someone has made those threats to harm us as soon as we get here definitely escalates the situation.”