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Police chases ends in shootout in the St. Charles Co. field, suspect killed and shot by police

Police shot the man twice, But He later died.

ST. CHARLES COUNTY:A police chase through rural St. Charles County ended just before 5 p.m. Friday, when a suspect drove into a field, he shot at officers and was shot by police, according to authorities and video of the incident live-streamed by local St. Louis TV stations.

Police shot the man twice but  He later died.

On Saturday, authorities identified the man as Anthony Budduke, 26, but did not tell his address.

In the incident, police were chasing a white sedan down State Highway 94 before branching off on Minert Road in West Alton. The sedan began to slow down, turned onto a gravel road and drove for a short time through a field of crops, followed by a line of police vehicles.

The man then got out of the car, ducked behind his car and fired at officers. He was then shot by St. Charles County police, according to the video and St. Charles County authorities.

Aaccording to the St. Charles County Ambulance District ,A woman was also in the suspect’s car during the shooting and had non-life-threatening injuries.

The chase started after the suspect was involved in a burglary at about 3:50 p.m. at a home off Highway H in St. Charles County, county spokesperson Mary Enger said. The car drove over spike strips, which flattened all four tires, but the driver continued to flee.

A police representative at one point talked to the man on the phone, and he threatened both the police and the passenger in the vehicle. Police say he also flourished his gun at passing cars during the chase.

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