ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KSDK) - A state trooper and bank robbery suspect are wounded after engaging in a shootout following a chase.
The suspect, who was armed, entered the first bank at 700 Bluff Rd.. He took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene in a vehicle.
A state trooper pursued the suspect, and they engaged in a shootout on Highway F. Both the suspect and trooper were hit. The chase extended from Warren County to St. Charles County.
Police say the suspect is in custody. He is in critical condition at Mercy Hospital, according to Missouri State Patrol Sergeant Nothum.
The officer was transported to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis and later released. Trooper Juston Wheetley said he is in good spirits. The trooper was struck once in the chest, but was wearing his bulletproof vest.
Neither the trooper or suspect's identity could not be released at this time.
NewsChannel 5 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.