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1 suspect charged in chase, fatal officer-involved shooting in north St. Louis

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Javonn Nettles, 23, is charged with second-degree murder, tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of an illegal weapon in connection to a chase and fatal officer-involved shooting in North City. Credit: Vinelink Javonn Nettles, 23, is charged with second-degree murder, tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of an illegal weapon in connection to a chase and fatal officer-involved shooting in North City. Credit: Vinelink
A vehicle flipped over at the scene of an officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon in north St. Louis (Brian Feldman, KMOV) A vehicle flipped over at the scene of an officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon in north St. Louis (Brian Feldman, KMOV)
Police on scene of an officer-involved shooting in north St. Louis Monday (Brian Feldman, KMOV) Police on scene of an officer-involved shooting in north St. Louis Monday (Brian Feldman, KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A suspect has been charged in connection to a chase and officer-involved shooting that occurred in north St. Louis Monday.

Javonn Nettles, 23, is charged with second-degree murder, tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of an illegal weapon.

Police officers responded to an officer-involved shooting in 4500 block of Page Boulevard just after 12:30 p.m.

Police said they were following a Subaru Outback that had been reported stolen from Berkeley on January 5. The car tried to elude police, but overturned and struck a pole.

After the crash, one suspect, the driver, identified as 21-year-old Davion Henderson, exited the car and pointed a gun at police, according to police. Chief Dotson said one officer fired his department-issued handgun and struck Henderson.

The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital. 

Two other suspects, a 16-year-old and Nettles were both treated for injuries sustained the crash. They were not shot, according to police. Nettles is still in a local hospital.

Two guns were reportedly found at the scene, one with a high-capacity magazine. Police said one of the guns was reported stolen from Florissant in December 2016 and the other was found to be defaced.

Nettles has was convicted in 2013 of robbery, armed criminal action and resisting arrest. The 16-year-old has been arrested several times.

"Two convicted felons in that vehicle that should not have had guns and they found two guns in the vehicle," Dotson said. "I think every police officer, whether it’s in St. Louis or around the country, expects to find a gun in every car stop."

The 34-year-old officer who fired the gunshots has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy. Police said he has over five years of service.

The Force Investigative Unit is handling the investigation.

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