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1 killed, 2 injured during police chase near St. Louis

January 20, 2021 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One man was killed and two other people were critically injured Wednesday in a crash during a police chase in St. Louis County.

The chase began when officers spotted a sedan that was connected to an earlier shooting. police said.

The pursuit lasted only a few minutes before the suspect crashed into another car about three miles from where it began, St. Louis County police spokeswoman Tracy Panus said.

The driver of the second car was killed and a passenger in that car was critically injured. A passenger in the suspect’s vehicle also was critically injured.

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The suspect was not injured and was arrested at the scene, Panus said.

St. Louis police said the suspect was wanted in connection with a shooting Monday during which a bullet went through the front door of a home and into the kitchen. None of the seven people in the home were injured.