2 St. Louis-area cops shot but saved by bulletproof vests

  • Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

    Police officers work the scene where two St. Louis County officers were shot and a man barricaded himself inside a home on Thursday in the St. Louis County town of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo. Officers are trying to negotiate his surrender.

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo.— A gunman shot two suburban St. Louis police officers in the torso before barricading himself inside a home Thursday, but bulletproof vests saved both officers from serious injury.