MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – An officer shot a carjacking suspect Friday evening after an exchange of gunfire across the Missouri-Illinois state line near St. Louis.
The incident unfolded around 9:50 p.m. Friday in Venice, Illinois.
Investigators with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said police were trying to track down a carjacking suspect in north St. Louis. A driver took off and crossed the McKinley Bridge, leading officers on a chase.
According to police, someone in the suspect’s vehicle fired a shot at an officer’s vehicle at an undisclosed time and location. At least one officer returned fire, hitting the suspect. The chase ended shortly after that, and one suspect was immediately taken into custody.
No injuries have been reported at the incident. It’s unclear how many people were traveling in the suspect’s vehicle.
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