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Man shot after crashing during pursuit, firing at Lake St. Louis police

Police said the man crashed his car during a pursuit and then began shooting at officers with two handguns
Credit: KSDK

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — A man is in the hospital after he exchanged fire with police officers in Lake St. Louis Thursday evening.

The St. Charles County Police Department said the shooting happened at around 8:30 p.m. in the area of Technology Drive and South Henke Road. It originally started as a domestic dispute call at a nearby home. 

When Lake St. Louis police arrived at the scene, a 47-year-old man was trying to drive away. Police tried to pull him over, but he kept driving until he crashed.

Police said the suspect then got out of the car with two handguns and started shooting at officers. They returned fire and struck him.

He was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No officers were injured.

Lake St. Louis police asked the St. Charles County Police Department to assist in the investigation. The department said it would be seeking charges Friday morning.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information is confirmed.