Raw: Suspect killed after armed carjacking leads to 2 wrecks

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by Sarah Heath / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 12 at 10:20 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – Police and homicide detectives are investigating after two stolen cars crashed in north St. Louis early Monday morning, killing one of the drivers.

Authorities said a woman called police after she was approached by a suspect with a shotgun while walking from her car to her home along Liberty Landing Drive.

She said the suspect had a shotgun and asked for everything she had. The victim gave the suspect her purse and car keys.

The suspect then took the victim’s 2010 silver Dodge Charger and fled. The victim was not injured.

Around the same time, authorities said a 2004 black Chevy Malibu was reported stolen from north St. Louis. 

Moments later, an officer in Dellwood spotted two cars matching the description of the stolen vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer chased the vehicles, but lost sight of them.

A Jennings officer also saw the vehicles and gave chase, but had to back off.

Around 4:30 a.m., officers came upon two accidents involving the vehciles officers had been chasing. 

According to police, the 2004 Chevy Malibu stolen from the city slammed into a building at West Florissant and Mimika.

The driver, described by police as a black male in his 20s, was found unresponsive in the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not yet been released.

Police said the 2010 Dodge Charger stolen from Liberty Landing Drive crashed at Kingshighway and Lexington. That driver fled the scene after the wreck is still at large.

Investigators and accident reconstruction crews said they are still combing through evidence trying to determine exactly what happened.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for continuing coverage.

 

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