Baby found inside stolen car after police pursuit ends; one arrested, two at large

Missouri

ST. LOUIS – A carjacking near Downtown St. Louis leads to a high-speed police pursuit across state lines, with a 4-month-old baby inside the stolen vehicle.

The carjacking occurred near Morrison Avenue and S. 11th Street in the LaSalle Park neighborhood.

A 35-year-old male victim told police his 2018 Camry was stolen at gunpoint Monday night around 6 p.m. when he was approached by three people. St. Louis police detectives identified two of the suspects as teenagers, ages 16 and 17.

The victim got out of the car and left his items inside, including a 4-month-old baby.

Police in the Metro East spotted the stolen car five hours later around 11 p.m. and chased it back to Missouri over the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial bridge.

The driver eventually crashed along Hickory Street just south of downtown. Two people ran away, and a woman was arrested.

The baby was still inside the car and was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Illinois State Police are assisting with the investigation since the pursuit crossed state lines.

Authorities are still searching for the male suspects, anyone with information is encouraged to contact their local police.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

About FOX 2 News

FOX 2 and KPLR 11 in St. Louis cover the news in Missouri and Illinois. There are over 68 hours of live news and local programming on-air each week. Our website and live video streams operate 24/7. Download our apps for alerts and follow us on social media for updates in your feed.

President Harry Truman said: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” That spirit is alive and well at Fox 2. Our teamwork is on display each and every day.

Our news slogan is: “Coverage You Can Count On.” We quite frankly are too busy to worry about who gets the credit. Our main concern is serving the viewer.

We go where the stories take us. Whether it be Washington, D.C when a Belleville man opened fire during a congressional baseball game practice or to Puerto Rico where local Ameren crews restored power after more than 5 months in the dark.

Coverage You Can Count On means “Waking up your Day” with our top-rated morning show. From 4:00 am-10:00 am we are leading the way with breaking news. But our early morning crew also knows how to have some fun! Our strong commitment to the communities we serve is highlighted with our Friday neighborhood shows.

Our investigative unit consists of three reporters. Elliott Davis focuses on government waste, Chris Hayes is our investigative reporter, and Mike Colombo is our consumer reporter. They work in unison with the news department by sharing resources and ideas.

We continue to cover breaking news aggressively and relied on our seasoned journalists to make a difference with the stories we covered. The shooting of Arnold Police Officer Ryan O’Connor is just one example of that. Jasmine Huda was the only reporter who had exclusive access to the O’Connor family during his amazing rehabilitation in Colorado.

Last, but certainly not least, FOX 2 and KPLR 11 are committed to covering local politics. We host debates among candidates and have the most extensive presidential election coverage. Our commitment to politics isn’t just during an election year. We produce two political shows that air every weekend.

Popular

Latest News

More News