Man Charged in Connection to Shots Fired at Police Car
George Waiksnis was charged after police say he fired shots into the officer's car and then led police on a chase from Eureka to the Fenton/Valley Park area.
The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged George J. Waiksnis, 40, of the 4600 block of Wizard Way, Washington, Missouri, 63090, with one count of first degree assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of armed criminal action, one count of interfering with an arrest, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
An officer from the department's West County Precinct attempted to stop a Jeep Grand Cherokee for speeding Tuesday afternoon on Eastbound I-44 at the Eureka city limit, St. Louis County police say.
The driver pulled over, police say. But as the officer attempted to exit his vehicle, three-to-five shots were fired out of the suspect’s vehicle through the back windshield and into the officer’s car.
A $100,000 cash only bond is also set for Waiksnis, St. Louis County Police stated Wednesday.
*Local Editor Sheri Gassaway contributed to this report.