Suspect shot and killed by police following pursuit, struggle

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Update: The suspect killed in this incident has been identified as Christopher Jones, age 30, of the 3400 block of Ranch Lane in Bel-Ridge, MO.

PINE LAWN, MO (KTVI)-A man was shot and killed by a Pine Lawn police officer early Saturday following a police pursuit and foot chase. St. Louis County police confirmed they are investigating a police involved shooting that occurred around 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning near southbound Interstate 170 ramp onto Interstate 70 in St. Louis County.

A Pine Lawn police officer pulled over a car for a wanted person alert along westbound I-70 and Jennings Station Road. The suspect took off in his vehicle. The officer pursued the suspect who crashed on Interstate 170 at the 70 interchange and then took off on foot. When the officer caught the man, a struggle occurred and that’s when the officer shot and killed the suspect.

The suspect has not been identified. It is not clear if the suspect had a weapon.

The highway was shut down for awhile but reopened around 8:00am.

The incident is being investigated by St. Louis County police.