(KMOV) – After an exhaustive search Thursday, a man who reportedly shot a victim during an armed robbery is in custody.
According to police, the suspect walked into a business, and announced the robbery. He then shot a victim numerous times and fled on foot.
Several armed law enforcement officers from six area agencies were searching for a suspect in the Metro-East on.
Police armed with guns were using the help of a K-9 unit to search for the suspect on Highway 157 near Caseyville around 12:30 p.m., blocking traffic a half mile north of St. Louis.
They then surrounded the Caseyville Laundromat and about eight officers enter the building with their guns drawn.
The suspect was not inside, but officers tracked him down in the 300 block of Brookside Drive an hour after the shooting.
The victim is in surgey, but is expected to survive.