Jefferson City Police say officer shot at during car chase

2 years 1 month 3 weeks ago November 24, 2014 Nov 24, 2014 Monday, November 24 2014 Monday, November 24, 2014 1:34:00 PM CST in News
By: KOMU 8 Digital Staff

JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Police have arrested three suspects they said were involved in a vehicle chase Monday afternoon. Police were searching for a handgun off Highway 94 just east of the U.S. 63/U.S. 54 intersection around 2 p.m. Officers later found the handgun in that area. 

Police said the chase originated at a motel on Jefferson Street where police recognized a vehicle belonging to a wanted suspect. They said a suspect shot at an officer during the pursuit. The officer was not injured. Officers said the chase ended in Callaway County in a field off a side road off Highway 94.

Officers said the three suspects and an infant were in the vehicle during the pursuit. Police said the vehicle was traveling at high speeds. 

The case has been handed over to the Callaway County Sheriff's Department.

[This story has been updated with the latest information available.]

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