Illinois State Police continued searching the metro-east Saturday for a man who they say has been known to shoot at police officers.
Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. said the fugitive is a 24-year-old man whose last known address is in Belleville.
Dye declined to provide the man’s name.
Troopers made a traffic stop Friday afternoon on Interstate 70 in East St. Louis, near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Officers put the driver’s information into the computer and found he had a warrant for his arrest. While they were placing him under arrest, the man broke away and ran off.
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Police then found a young child in the car. Police turned the child over to a relative, Dye said.