Police say man killed after driving truck toward officers
ROBERTSVILLE (AP) - Authorities said a man shot in Franklin County after he drove a truck toward police during an auto theft investigation has died.
Police from Franklin, Jefferson and St. Louis counties had surrounded a Robertsville shed Wednesday night when a pickup crashed through the closed garage door, striking several police cars. An unspecified number of officers then fired at the truck.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that police identified the driver Thursday as 29-year-old Michael Goebel of Byrnes Mill. Passenger Conrad Markmueller VI of High Ridge also was shot. His condition was not immediately available. A female passenger was uninjured.
Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said one of the at least 10 officers at the scene was injured when he was struck by a car that Goebel had hit.
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