One person is dead and two others have non-life-threatening injuries after a high-speed gun battle with law enforcement on Interstate 35 near Cameron, Missouri, on Friday morning.
The incident began just after 7 a.m. Friday at mile marker 48 on I-35. A suspect began shooting from a red car and hit two motorists in two separate vehicles, one near mile marker 48 and one near mile marker 52, according to Sgt. Jake Angle of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Troopers arrived on the scene and found the car heading northbound at a high rate of speed.
“The suspect fired at the troopers,” Angle said. “The trooper returned fire.”
One Highway Patrol vehicle was struck by gunfire, but the trooper was not injured.
The suspect, who was identified as a male, rolled his vehicle near mile marker 64 and was found pinned under his vehicle, Angle said.
The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Daviess County coroner.
At this point it is unclear whether the man was killed by gunfire or the impact of the crash, Angle said.
The two motorists were expected to survive the injuries from the gunfire. They were taken to area hospitals.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control continues the investigation. A Major Crash Investigation team was called in to review the area.
Clinton County deputies assisted at various scenes.
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