Aerials: Man arrested after shooting, chase on I-44

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 29 at 3:19 PM

(KMOV) -- Police say a man shot at a St. Louis County officer multiple times, leading to a pursuit that shut down a section of Interstate 44 in west St. Louis County on Tuesday.

Authorities said an officer with the St. Louis County Police Department attempted to pulled over a Jeep Cherokee with Missouri license plates for speeding on eastbound Interstate 44 in Eureka.

Police said the 36-year-old occupant pulled over. But as the officer got out of his vehicle, three to five shots were fired through the back windshield and into the officer’s car. The suspect then sped away.

The officer gave chase, which ended after the suspect lost control of the Jeep and struck the median on I-44 about one mile west of Highway 141.

Police said the suspect initially refused to get out of the Jeep, but eventually exited after being talked out by other officers who responded to the scene.

The suspect was taken into custody.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

Traffic in both directions of I-44 was shut down in the area while crews worked to clear. Two lanes in both direction were open by about 2:15 p.m.

 

 

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