Suspect hospitalized after confrontation with MO trooper

Suspect hospitalized after confrontation with MO trooper

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) - A suspect is hospitalized with a leg injury after a confrontation with a Missouri trooper. But contrary to earlier reports, authorities now say that while the trooper fired several shots, none struck the man.

The incident began Monday morning in the St. Charles County town of O'Fallon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a trooper saw a speeding vehicle pass several cars on the shoulder of Interstate 70.

A chase began, with the suspect - driving a Toyota Highlander stolen in Illinois - eventually pulling into a driveway. The patrol says a confrontation occurred and the trooper fired several shots.

None hit the man. Authorities believe a police dog injured the man's leg.

Patrol spokesman Al Nothum says the suspect had a gun but did not fire at the trooper.

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