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Man leads police on chase into St. Charles County field; dies after shootout with officers [UPDATE]

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. ( - Investigators have identified a  burglary suspect who was killed after leading police on a chase through St. Charles County Friday afternoon.

Anthony Buddeke, 26, died after exchanging gunfire with officers at the end of the pursuit. 

Officers were chasing Buddeke and a woman inside a white Chevrolet near Highway 94 and Highway V, which is near Orchard Farm. Officers from Missouri Highway Patrol and O'Fallon, PD were in pursuit.

Police were chasing the 26-year-old because he allegedly burglarized a home on Highway H. Police said the homeowner confronted him and the two exchanged gunshots. 

Police said they used spike strips that flattened the four tires on the car. A police negotiator was on the phone with the driver during the pursuit. 

WATCH: Driver has gun pointed at him during wild St. Charles police chase; 'I looked him in the eye'

The view from Skyzoom 4 showed the suspect pointing guns at cars on the road during the chase.

"I just looked over and I saw him looking over at me and you could see his hand out with the gun," said Jarid Winsel, who saw police chasing the driver.

Buddeke eventually drove into a farm field at the end of Mintert Road, about a half mile south of West Alton.

He then got out of the car and exchanged shots with officers and he was shot twice, police said. He later died at the hospital.

"It’s scary that I was there watching him, I looked him in the eye. To know what eventually happened, just kinda scary," said Winsel. 

The woman inside the car was not hurt and was being questioned by investigators. 

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