Suspected Car Thief With A Meth Problem Shot After Police Chase

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PACIFIC, MO (KTVI) - A 31-year-old man was shot by a Franklin County Deputy Thursday.

Timothy Kalter was spotted by a deputy in a stolen Mustang, according to authorities.  A deputy approached the vehicle and a confrontation followed.

The deputy shot Kalter twice. However, he was able to get in the car and lead police on a high speed chase. It ended at Highway 100 and Pacific. 

Kalter was airlifted to a hospital.

Rick Kalter, Timothy's brother, said a bullet was lodged in his lung.

"He is sedetaed, and police will not even let us see him," Kalter said. "My brother is not a bad person, he has a meth problem."

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF