Police chase starts in O’Fallon, ends near St. Louis Airport Wednesday night


O’FALLON, Mo. – A shooting led police on a chase from O’Fallon to north St. Louis County near the St. Louis-Lambert International Airport Wednesday night.

O’Fallon police responded to a call for stealing at a Home Depot located off Highway K. An employee confronted three men suspected of stealing.

The three men were inside a vehicle and as the employee confronted them, one fired a shot into the air, according to a press release. No injuries were reported.

The vehicle then fled the scene heading eastbound on I-70 as police attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle tried to strike the police vehicle upon entering the highway.

Lanes of I-70 eastbound under Fee Fee Road near Lindbergh were closed while police investigated. St. Charles County area police disabled the vehicle’s tires near Cave Springs Road using spike strips, according to the press release.

The suspects continued into St. Louis County and eventually stopped near the St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. Two of the suspects ran from the vehicle as it stopped. The third suspect was taken into custody without incident by O’Fallon police, according to the press release.

The two suspects who fled were later arrested by St. Louis County police and they are now in the custody of O’Fallon police.

All three suspects will be charged through the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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