ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOX) – We hope to find out more today about why a man fired shots at other motorists and police officers while being chased down Interstate 70 during Wednesday evening’s rush-hour.
We know the suspect is from the Kansas City area, and he told arresting officers he just snapped.
The chase started on I-70 in Warren County. While going over 100 miles an hour, the man started shooting at random cars, hitting at least six in Warren and St. Charles Counties. Two people were hit. A woman near Wentzville Parkway suffered two shoulder wounds and is in critical condition. The other victim suffered a graze wound.
Once in St. Ann, the suspect swerved around stop sticks, then swerved, hit a police car and crashed. Sticking his hand out his car’s window, he fired three shots into another police car.
He then ran across the highway, firing at an oncoming vehicle in an attempt to commandeer it, but the driver sped off. After exchanging gunfire with officers, the suspect dropped his weapon, ran a short distance and then surrendered.
St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jiminez calls it the craziest thing he’s ever witnessed.
Charges should be filed Thursday.
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