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Home invasion suspect found with stolen car, gun following bi-state police chase

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Police say a suspect who led them on a bi-state chase has barricaded himself inside a car in Brooklyn, Illinois. Credit: KMOV Police say a suspect who led them on a bi-state chase has barricaded himself inside a car in Brooklyn, Illinois. Credit: KMOV
BROOKLYN, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A home invasion suspect is in custody following a bi-state police chase and hours-long standoff.

Just before 8 p.m., officers were called to the 800 block of Harlan after the 32-year-old suspect allegedly forced his way into a home and took a 36-year-old man outside at gunpoint. The suspect and victim then got into a physical altercation outside of the residence, during which the suspect fired at least one shot towards the ground.

When officers arrived at the home, the suspect got into a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix and drove away.

Officers from the City of St. Louis then chased after the suspect. The chase eventually traveled into Illinois and stopped near the intersection of Jefferson and Second Street in Brooklyn, where the suspect barricaded himself inside the car.

A News 4 crew on the scene saw police use non-lethal rounds to bust out the suspect’s car windows to try to persuade the suspect to come out.

Two-and-a-half hours after the standoff started, St. Clair County SWAT forcefully removed the suspect from the vehicle and took him into custody.

According to police, the Pontiac Grand Prix the suspect was driving was reported stolen on Nov. 7, 2017 from the 500 block of Gimblin. A gun found in the stolen vehicle was also reported stolen from St. Clair County.

Police have not released the suspect’s name.

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