(KMOV.com) – Police say two suspects are in custody after an officer shot one of them following a robbery at a north St. Louis McDonald’s restaurant Wednesday night.
According to police, a 21-year-old man was armed with a gun when he held up the McDonald’s restaurant at the intersection of Natural Bridge and Kingshighway around 8:15 p.m.
Witnesses told police the suspect jumped over a fence behind a nearby business. Officers responded to the 4900 block of San Francisco, where they found the suspect running west with a gun in his hand.
The officers chased the suspect, who turned around and pointed a gun towards them. The suspect refused to drop his weapon and officers opened fire, hitting the suspect several times. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition. His gun, two fully loaded magazine clips and money was recovered.
Another officer was arriving to the scene when he spotted a grey vehicle fleeing west from San Francisco to Kingshighway. The officer exited his vehicle and the second suspect sped off going north on Kingshighway.
The officer pursued the vehicle until it crashed on Arlington Ave. The suspect tried fleeing but was quickly apprehended and taken into custody.