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Suspect charged with murder for leading police on chase that resulted in passenger's death

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Labradford Davis is facing second-degree murder and resisting, interfering with a lawful stop for leading police on a chase May 1. Labradford Davis is facing second-degree murder and resisting, interfering with a lawful stop for leading police on a chase May 1.

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KMOV.com) – A 23-year-old suspect is in custody for allegedly leading police on a chase that resulted in the death of a passenger.

Labradford Davis is facing second-degree murder and resisting, interfering with a lawful stop for leading police on a chase May 1.

Davis was driving a dark gray car when police noticed the vehicle's backseat occupants making suspicious movements. Officers pursued the vehicle in an attempt to get its license plate to further investigate but the car began accelerating.

The officer turned on the patrol car's lights and sirens, at which time the suspect vehicle began weaving in and out of lanes at a high rate of speed, police said.

Officers followed the suspect vehicle down Riverview, through the Halls Ferry Circle and onto Hall Street. Police stopped pursuing the vehicle on Hall Street out of concern for other vehicles and occupants.

Shortly after stopping the pursuit, officers found the suspect vehicle crashed into the concrete base of a stop light at Adelaide and Hall Street.

Davis and an unnamed passenger of the vehicle appeared to be unconscious and could not exit the severely damage vehicle at the accident scene, according to police. A third occupant was standing outside the suspect vehicle.

Police said they saw a firearms on the car's back seat.

The unidentified, unconscious passenger died as a result of his injuries shortly after the accident.

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