A St. Louis police officer reportedly injured his hand while chasing suspects in a shooting in north St. Louis on Monday afternoon.
KMOV reports the suspects being chased were involved in a shooting near the intersection of Melwood and Lillian in Northwoods. This is just west of the city’s border.
Initial reports indicated the officer’s hand was shot, but KMOV stated officials now say it is a laceration.
In that shooting, KMOV wrote, the victim was shot in the hand and stomach. Police have not released whether the suspects fire any shots at the officers during the pursuit.
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Officers pursued the suspects’ vehicle, a white Dodge Charger, on Interstate 70 into north St. Louis and off the highway onto city streets.
Fox 2 Now reported the chase ended at North 14th Street and North Florissant Avenue just before 5:30 p.m.
Three people were taken into custody after one tried to flee on foot, and the officer who was shot was taken to a hospital, KMOV reports.