ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – More information was released Saturday afternoon on Friday’s high-speed chase that ended in a Eureka neighborhood with a suspect being shot and killed by police.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Jose Garcia of Des Plaines, Illinois was wanted for several offenses in his home state.
A traffic stop attempt on Interstate 44 was unsuccessful.
The highway patrol says Garcia later drove his car at officers and pointed a weapon at them.
Numerous shots were fired at Garcia, striking him several times.
He died at a St. Louis area hospital.
Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department, Eureka Police Department, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department assisted state troopers in the chase.