ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – A 36-year-old man is in custody after authorities say he attempted to hit police officers with his vehicle early Tuesday morning in west St. Louis.
According to reports, officers were attempting to stop a vehicle for suspicious activity in the 4500 block of Chouteau shortly after 3 a.m. The driver refused to comply and tried to run down the officers.
In fear for their safety, the officers drew their weapons and fired six shots at the suspect's vehicle. The suspect was not hit.
As the suspect continued driving, in an attempt to flee from the officers, he struck a tree. Police said the man was not injured and was taken into custody at the scene.