FORISTELL, Mo. – Shots were fired at police during a wild pursuit Monday night by a suspect wanted in connection with a Warren County home invasion.
Early Monday morning, the St. Charles County Police Department set up a perimeter near Highway D and Holt Road after receiving information that home invasion suspects were hiding inside a residence.
Authorities learned the suspects also fired shots at a Wright City police officer immediately following the home invasion.
Police surrounded the home and took two people into custody around 9:30 a.m. but believed more than one person was still in the house, so they opted to remain in their positions.
However, by 2:30 p.m. St. Charles County police said the standoff was over and that no suspects were in the house. They cleared the house and the scene all around the house and property.
Police believed two other suspects were at large.
Monday evening, Highway D was blocked off again as county police returned after learning the two suspects were still in the area.
Another home invasion suspect took off in a stolen pickup truck and a pursuit was underway. Police said the suspect shot at them while driving.
“There were a number of shots fired from the suspect vehicle during the pursuit. Officers were not able to return fire at that time,” said Wentzville Police Chief Kurt Frisz.
Police chased the suspect across St. Charles County. The pursuit came to an end on Highway W just north of Interstate 70 in Foristell. There was a shootout between the police and the suspect. The suspect was taken to a local hospital. No police officers were injured.
Some people were not able to return to their homes Monday night for hours because the road was blocked by authorities.