Police say man killed after driving truck toward officers

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, January 15 2015 Jan 15, 2015 Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:31:33 PM CST January 15, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

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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