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*** UPDATE *** Suspect dead after chase that started in Jefferson City / shooter named

08-08-2019


We know the name now for the man accused of shooting at police before he died along Highway 54 in Callaway County yesterday (thur). Christopher Morris of Jefferson City was 41 years old. Investigators say Morris sped away from cops at the capital and raced up 54. Spike strips north of New Bloomfield stopped him. Morris allegedly got out of the car and started shooting at law enforcement. He died from a gunshot wound, but the Highway Patrol is investigating whether authorities shot him or he shot himself. One officer hurt his hand, apparently from shrapnel.

(ABC 17)- Authorities confirmed one suspect is dead after a chase that began in Jefferson City and ended in Callaway County, according to the Jefferson City Police Department.

The chase ended after authorities were able to stop the vehicle on Highway 54, north of New Bloomfield after a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper used spike strips on the car.

The suspect then got out of the car and opened fire on police, the JCPD news release said.

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