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Multi-County Police Chase Ends With Shootout In Eureka

A person who fled a traffic stop was reportedly wanted in several states before being stopped in Eureka.

Law enforcement units from throughout the region converged on an area in Eureka Friday afternoon after a police chase that began in Franklin County ended in St. Louis County.

Patch's news partner FOX2 reports that authorities pulled over a car in a traffic stop on I-44 in Franklin County, but that a man in the vehicle pulled out a gun and took off.

The chase which ensued ended in a Eureka subdivision with a bullet-riddled car stopped on Williams road South of Augustine in Eureka, the station reported

KSDK-TV reports that the person in the car was wanted in "several states."

The chase also caused the Rockwood School District to place all schools under a brief "modified lockdown" from around 1:30-1:45 p.m. The district was instructed to take the action by the Eureka Police Department, who said they were in pursuit of an armed suspect in an area subdivision.  

A staff member for West Newsmagazine was at his home in Eureka when the chase took place and reporting hearing 15-20 shots fired.

According to the same article, a spokesperson for the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that a shootout took place and that the suspect was injured. 

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Tiffany May 10, 2013 at 08:40 PM
I saw the chase on 44 today and the red neon then when I came back to eureka (I live just behind this neighborhood) and I saw the choppers circling the area and sheriff cars parked at the Catholic Church at 44 and 109 they were talking to each other when I saw them run to their cars and take off down towards the Augustine neighborhood. Crazy and so scary because I had no clue what had happened!

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