ST. LOUIS — Police were chasing a suspect driving a black Hyundai Sonata on southbound I-55 in Jefferson County near Herculaneum. The Missouri Highway patrol reports that the chase started in St. Louis County.
St. Louis County Police say that they started chasing the vehicle after a carjacking at I-55 and I-270. Police started following the vehicle after the suspect flourished several guns. The chase went into Jefferson County.
The suspect’s vehicle drove over stop-strips placed on the highway at mile-marker 176. The vehicle is stopped and there is a stand-off with police.
St. Louis County Police say that there was an exchange of gunfire. The suspect fired at police after the vehicle drove over the stop strips. There are bullet holes visible in one St. Louis County cruiser. Police returned fire, hitting the suspect’s vehicle.
The suspect may be wearing a bulletproof vest. The suspect has not moved in some time. The SWAT team has moved in to assess the situation.
I-55 is closed at the 170 mile-maker is closed while police work the standoff. Traffic is backed up for miles.
Several vehicles were hit during the police pursuit. They have been taken to the QuikTrip in Herculaneum.
Police have not released any information about the suspect’s description.
Here’s a video of the situation:
Police chased a suspect driving a black Hyundai Sonata on southbound I-55 in Jefferson County near Herculaneum. The suspect may be armed and wearing a bulletproof vest.
Posted by Fox2Now on Monday, July 24, 2017