Police shoot Affton man after he pointed firearm at officers


An Affton man is facing charges after pointing a loaded rifle at St. Louis County police Friday, authorities said. 

Bryan Hill, 32, of the 9800 block of Chesterton Drive in Affton, was charged Saturday with two counts of first-degree assault on law enforcement, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of unlawful use of a weapon. 

Officers from the Affton Southwest Precinct responded to a call to Hill’s home just after 1:30 p.m. July 2 for a possible suicide attempt. According to police, Hill answered the door carrying a Delta-Con .556 rifle and brandished it at officers. 

He went in and out of his house several times, at one point firing rounds into the ground. 

The department’s Tactical Operations and Crisis Unit arrived on the scene and attempted to negotiate with Hill. Hill unloaded his rifle before setting it and a pistol on the ground. He then showed law enforcement a loaded magazine before loading the magazine into his rifle, threatening the officers and holding it at eye-level. Two officers then shot Hill. 

A news release from police said that the involved officers are 29-years-old with six years of law enforcement experience and 34-years-old with 10 years of experience.  

Hill was transported to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.