An off duty St. Louis City firefighter has died after being shot in North St. Louis County.
Police say the firefighter was the victim in one of a series of four carjackings in the area of Sheply and Spring Garden and down to Riverview.
Police say a woman was carjacked, then the suspect crashed her car. The firefighter was reportedly trying to help the carjacker, who he thought was simply a wreck victim.
Police say the suspect then shot the firefighter and took his vehicle. He then crashed that car and carjacked someone else as police were arriving on the scene.
Cops say there was a brief chase then a shootout with police. Police shot and killed the suspect.
The firefighter was being taken to Christian Northeast Hospital where his death was announced just before 7:30pm.