St. Louis, Missouri 2021-02-05 15:30:00 –
Eureka, Missouri (KMOV.com)-All lanes of I-44 were closed near Six Flags after a robber chased a policeman and shot himself on Friday afternoon.
Police reported in News 4 that they had received a call about the robbery at 5300 blocks on N. Goodes Mill Road in Washington, Missouri. The caller told the dispatcher that someone had invaded a remote garage and home. The victim was able to provide police with a security photo of the suspect’s car.
Police say police officers later discovered the car at Redburn Mobile Home Park before anyone nearby discovered the police car. The person jumped into the suspect’s car. The suspect boarded I-44 and headed east, chasing a police officer.
Near Pacific, police officers could deflate the car’s tires, and as the car slowed down, the adjutant pulled the side of the car. Police say he noticed that the suspect was pointing his gun at him. The lieutenant then slowed down and rode behind the suspect’s car, where he was able to disable it.
After that, the car stopped and got off before the woman who was a passenger was detained. The driver refused to get out of the car and shot himself after negotiations with the police. He was taken to the hospital.
Both directions of I-44 remained closed. News 4 photographers have observed that westbound traffic is backed up all the way from the Six Flags exit to Highway 141. There is also a long backup of eastbound traffic.
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