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St. Charles Man Indicted for Attempting to Kill Federal Law Enforcement Officers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against Elijah Moore, 37, of St. Charles County, Missouri, on multiple criminal counts stemming from a two-day crime spree in July 2019. 

On July 29, 2019, the indictment alleges that a Task Force Officer with the United States Marshals Service and a St. Charles County Sheriff’s department detective located Moore in Wentzville, Missouri and attempted to arrest him.   According to the indictment, Moore attempted to kill both officers and discharged a firearm in furtherance of those attempts. Neither officer was seriously injured.  The indictment further alleges that Moore carjacked a vehicle on July 29 and discharged a firearm in the process.

Moore has been specifically charged with two counts of attempting to kill a federal law enforcement officer; two counts of discharging a firearm in furtherance of those attempts; one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm; one count of possessing a stolen firearm; one count of carjacking; and one count of discharging a firearm in furtherance of the carjacking.

Charges set forth in the Indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

Updated October 3, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime