Suspect dead, officer injured in St. Peters, Mo. shootout
ST. PETERS, Mo. (KFVS) - A man accused of shooting a St. Peters police officer has died after trading shots with police.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the suspect was pulled over for a traffic stop and shot an officer in the leg.
The suspect left going southbound on Mid Rivers Mall Drive.
It happened around 5:38 p.m. on Thursday, April 29.
According to the highway patrol, a Blue Alert was issued to “help locate a suspect that has killed or seriously injured a peace officer.”
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the alert, and found the suspects car near his home.
When they attempted to pull over the suspect, he fled.
The chase ended at the 2600 block of Meyer Road, where the suspect got out of his car and fired at the officers.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies fired back, one hitting and killing the suspect.
Missouri State Highway Patrol is handling the officer involved shooting investigation in Lincoln County.
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