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*** UPDATE *** Two dead in chase that apparently led from JCMO to STL

(KMIZ) — JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A shooting in Jefferson City Tuesday night led authorities on a multistate chase.

Leslie K. Austin, 39, of Jefferson City, led police on a chase after he kidnapped Danielle L. Smith, 33, and a juvenile, according to Captain Timothy Tyler, District 11 commander with Illinois State Police.

Smith and the child were able to escape the vehicle on Illinois Highway 140. Smith sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the process, police said. She is expected to survive, according to Illinois State Police.

Austin allegedly shot and killed Gregory Price, 67, while attempting to hijack a vehcile in the process.

Austin died during gunfire with police, but police do not know if it was from returned fire or self inflicted.

Our news partner ABC 17 News confirmed with Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C that the incident started in Jefferson City.

The Bond County Illinois Sheriff’s Department said in their press release Austin reportedly shot at officers during the chase.

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