ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper chasing two robbery suspects on foot returned fire and shot one of them.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said in a news release Monday that it was alerted at 10:46 a.m. Monday of a theft in progress at a home in Ridgeway, Missouri. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department provided a vehicle description and advised the suspect vehicle was southbound on Interstate 35.
A trooper gave chase to a vehicle matching the description before it crashed into a ditch.
A preliminary investigation has found the male driver and a female occupant fled, with the trooper pursuing on foot. The male suspect shot at the trooper, who returned fire. Both suspects were taken into custody.
The male suspect was transported to a Kansas City hospital.