One day after a fugitive created a melee in East St. Louis, he and his passenger remain hospitalized in stable condition.
East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore said an investigation is ongoing, and charges are not expected until at least Friday.
The suspect and his passenger, whose names were not released, were shot by police after they hit two pedestrians while trying to flee the scene.
The driver of a white Dodge Stratus with Illinois license plates was spotted Wednesday afternoon on the parking lot of a local convenience store at 29th and State streets. When East St. Louis police officers approached the suspect's car, he attempted to flee, striking two pedestrians. They were treated and released at Touchette Hospital in Centreville.
The driver was wanted by the U.S. Marshal's Service on an outstanding warrant for a parole violation in Kentucky, Floore said.
Police fired at least 20 rounds, striking the suspect and his passenger as the driver attempted to run his vehicle into police officers.
"Fearing for their lives," they shot at the suspects, Illinois State Police Captain James Morrisey told reporters after he was briefed by local police.
Morrisey said Illinois State Police are investigating the officer-involved shooting. East St. Louis is handling the part of the investigation involving the suspect's warrant and attempt to flee, Floore said.