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Official: Suspect carjacked man days before 'ambush' shooting of police sergeant

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George Bush III seen in a previous mugshot (Credit: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department) George Bush III seen in a previous mugshot (Credit: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)
Ryan Sasse is accused of committing an armed carjacking with George Bush III (Credit: St. Louis Police) Ryan Sasse is accused of committing an armed carjacking with George Bush III (Credit: St. Louis Police)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The man who was fatally shot after shooting a St. Louis Police Sergeant allegedly committed an armed carjacking days before.

Just released court documents accuse George Bush III of committing an armed carjacking days before shooting Sgt. Tom Lake on Nov. 20.

Thursday, prosecutors charged Ryan Sasse with helping Bush carjack a man in the 6000 block of Scanlan on Nov. 14. Prosecutors said Sasse was armed with a knife and Bush had a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine.

Sasse was previously wanted for assault and armed criminal action. He was out on bond in that case when the carjacking occurred, according to court documents.

Bush was shot and killed by officers hours after injuring Sgt. Lake. Police previously said they believe he is responsible for a series of crimes in the days leading up to his death.

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