Man charged in shooting spree, police chase through Metro-East -

Man charged in shooting spree, police chase through Metro-East

(KMOV) – Charges have been filed against a man accused of going on a shooting spree and leading police on chase through East St. Louis.

Isaiah Ross, 21, is facing charges in Tuesday's incident.

The spree started around 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the 800 block of North 36th Street. East St. Louis police were called to that location for reports of a woman down and shots fired.

When police arrived on the scene they found a 53-year-old woman had been grazed in the back by a bullet and she had been shot in the leg. She is expected to recover.

While on the scene, police received a call for shots fired at 15th and Exchange. A couple in a red pickup truck told police that a man shot at them. No one was hit.

The next call came from 9th and Lake. A garbage truck driver told police a man pulled a gun on him and demanded his wallet. The driver wrestled the gun out of the man's hand. The man was able to get away and the garbage truck driver was not injured. 

A business owner who witnessed all this, Mike Murphy, told News 4 the suspect came back briefly saying that wasn't his gun and he needed it back.  Around that time police showed up and chased the suspect in a purple convertible PT Cruiser to 47th and St. Claire. That's where Ross went off the road crashed his car into a wooded area and ran into the woods.

Police caught Ross soon after. Authorities tell News 4 they do not believe that Ross knew any of his alleged victims.

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