Armond Calvin (left) and Christopher Rhodes (right) are charged with resisting arrest after a north St. Louis police chase that left an officer injured. (Credit: KMOV).
An officer was injured while pursuing a suspect in north St. Louis on Monday. Credit: KMOV
An officer was rushed to a patrol car after being shot in the hand (KMOV)
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -
Charges have been filed against the two adults arrested during the February 13 police chase in north St. Louis that left a police officer injured.
Armond Calvin, 19, has been charged with resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm. Christopher Rhodes, 20, has been charged with resisting arrest. Both Calvin and Rhodes are being held on a $30,000 cash-only bond. There are no new details about the other two suspects who were minors.
A St. Louis police officer injured one of his hands during a chase in north St. Louis Monday afternoon.
Police said suspects inside a white Dodge Charger fired shots at a gold Chevy near the intersection of Melwood and Lillian in Northwoods, just west of the city border.
"It was a drive-by," explained Northwoods Lt. James Ayers.
Lt. Ayers said two men were shot and injured. Police immediately put out an alert for the white Charger the suspects were driving.
Responding officers spotted a vehicle that matched the description of suspects' car.
The suspects, Calvin, Rhodes, a 16-year-old male and a 14-year-old female, proceeded to get onto I-70, driving into north St. Louis, before exiting off the highway and driving on streets.
St. Louis City Police put down spikes, and the suspects' car crashed into a telephone pole in Old North St. Louis. The suspects then got out of the vehicle and began to run, but police quickly tracked them down and arrested them near the intersection of 14th and N. Florissant.
While chasing one of the suspects, an officer injured one of his hands. Police initially said the officer was shot, but now say it is a laceration. It is not clear if the suspects fired shots at officers.
The officer is 29-years-old and has been with SLMPD for 6.5 years.
"He's conscious and alert, but obviously its been a traumatic day," said St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson.
Police said four suspects are in custody. Two are adults, and two are juveniles; three are male and one is female. Inside the car, police found an assault rifle, pistols and a ski mask.
When asked about the nature of the crimes with minors involved, Dotson said, "They don't have the full capacity of understanding the consequences of their actions. They're still maturing, they're still growing. They don't understand that pulling that trigger changes their life and the person on the other end. I've encountered young people who think it's a video game where they don't realize the consequences."
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