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voiceofreason
10-25-2016, 06:19 AM
http://fox2now.com/2016/10/25/officer-fatally-shoots-masked-carjacking-suspect-following-pursuit/

Officer fatally shoots masked carjacking suspect following pursuit
Posted 5:35 am, October 25, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI- Monday night around 10:30 pm a police pursuit ended with the fatal shooting of a carjacking suspect in the 4100 block of Lee in north St. Louis. The fatal shooting was preceded by a call for an officer in need of aid following a police pursuit of a vehicle from St. Louis County into the city.

Captain Mary Warnecke of the St. Louis Police Department and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar held a press conference just after 1 a.m. Tuesday stating that a St. Louis County officer had spotted a vehicle wanted from a carjacking in Affton. A pursuit was initiated by the officer that eventually included law enforcement officers from St. Louis City, Jennings and Ferguson.

Warnecke said the suspect vehicle stopped on Lee Avenue, and several subjects exited the car. One of the suspects was wearing a mask, gloves and was armed with a handgun. That suspect pointed the weapon at the officer, who fired several shots striking the suspect. He later died from his injuries at the scene.

The other suspects fled the scene on foot.

Chief Belmar added that the vehicle in question was taken in carjack from the 5100 block of Waldo Avenue in Affton Monday morning at 2 a.m. when two armed subjects wearing mask and gloves stole the car from a resident.

Belmar said that the pursuit had injured two officers and a man and woman in a crash with a St. Louis police cruiser and another vehicle at Lillian and Union. The officers and civilians suffered minor non-life threatening injuries.

voiceofreason
10-26-2016, 05:53 AM
http://fox2now.com/2016/10/25/suspect-idd-in-carjacking-police-shooting-incident/

Suspect IDd in carjacking, police shooting incident
Posted 1:20 pm, October 25, 2016

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) Authorities have identified a 19-year-old who died late Monday evening following a police pursuit across St. Louis city and county that culminated in an officer-involved shooting.

According to police, a county police officer spotted a vehicle wanted from a carjacking in Affton. A pursuit was initiated by the officer that eventually included law enforcement officers from St. Louis City, Jennings, and Ferguson.

The vehicle in question, a 2003 Mercedes Benz, was stolen in a carjacking from the 5100 block of Waldo Avenue Monday morning at 2 a.m., when two armed subjects wearing mask and gloves stole the car from a resident.

During the course of the police chase, an SLMPD SUV crashed into a pedestrian car at the intersection of Lillian and Union. Two officers and two civilians suffered non-life threatening injuries in that accident

The suspect crashed the Mercedes in the 4100 block of Lee Avenue and four subjects got out. One of the suspects was wearing a mask and gloves, and armed with a handgun. That person pointed the gun at a police officer, who fired several shots. The armed individual, identified as Aaron Ballard, died at the scene. The other three people in the stolen vehicle escaped on foot.

Just three months ago, the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested and charged Ballard in Callaway County in connection on a multiple felony and misdemeanor indictment.