“We are very grateful that the officer fired upon was not injured and no bystanders were injured,”

ST. LOUIS, Missouri-  The Sunset Hills Police Department says  at about 1:12 Saturday morning,  one of their officers attempted to stop a car that had felony warrants.  The car stopped, but as the officer got out of his car the female driver drove off. The officer followed the car onto eastbound I-44, where the car sideswiped an assisting officer’s car. The car was then pursued east on I-44 and the male passenger began to shoot at the assist officer’s patrol car. The car exited I-44 at Jefferson Ave, in St. Louis City and continued to shoot at the patrol car. One of the bullets penetrated the windshield of the patrol car, narrowly missing the officer’s head. At one point, the officer returned fire and the car continued to flee through south St. Louis. The car lost control on Loughborough Dr. at Loughborough Ave and both the driver and the passenger were arrested without further incident. A loaded .45 caliber pistol was recovered at the scene, the department said.

Warrants were obtained for the male passenger for Assault 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Resisting/Interfering with a Felony Arrest and is being held on a $500,000 bond. The female driver was charged with Resisting/Interfering with a Felony Arrest and is being held on a $200,000 bond.

“We are very grateful that the officer fired upon was not injured and no bystanders were injured. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the officers from the St. Louis County Police Department, St. Louis City Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol for their invaluable assistance,” they said.