UPDATE: Jose Garcia fatally shot by officers after police pursuit

3:47 PM, May 11, 2013   |    comments
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EUREKA, Mo. (KSDK) -- A man shot several times during a police pursuit Friday afternoon has died from his injuries.

It all started yesterday on Interstate 44 when officers tried to stop a car wanted in Illinois.

Instead of pulling over, police say Jose Garcia, 49, sped off leading officers from the Missouri Highway Patrol, Eureka Franklin and St. Louis Counties on a long pursuit.

It ended in Eureka when officers shot Garcia after they say he pointed a weapon at them. He later died at the hospital.  Garcia is from Des Plaines, Illinois, which is near Chicago.

The officer involved shooting is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control.


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