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Police Shoot, Kill Wanted Man in Eureka

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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.

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