BALLWIN, Mo. – A standoff in Ballwin has ended with a woman who police claim had flourished a gun and fired shots at officers during a pursuit.
According to Officer Mark Reckert, a spokesman for the Ballwin Police Department, the standoff happened in the 100 block of Cascade Terrace Drive.
Around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Ballwin police attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a woman accused of brandishing a gun earlier that day. The woman did not stop and sped off. Reckert said officers did not follow her.
Another Ballwin officer saw the vehicle around 1:30 p.m. and again tried to pull the driver over. The woman did not stop and pointed a gun at a responding St. Louis County police officer.
Reckert said the woman, later identified as Janet Rabe, 51, drove to a home on Cascade Terrace, but began firing at police who were following her. At least one Ballwin officer returned fire. No injuries were reported.
Shortly after 6:20 p.m., Officer Adrian Washington, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, confirmed the standoff had ended.
County police entered the home, made contact with the alleged shooter, and took Rabe into custody, Washington said.
Police claim she suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and brought her to a local hospital for treatment. Rabe later died from her injuries, according to Washington.
FOX 2 will update as more information becomes available.