Stolen vehicle hits unmarked police car, injuring officer

ST. LOUIS, MO – A police officer was injured yesterday morning when his unmarked police vehicle was struck by a stolen vehicle at an intersection in the city’s Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood, KDSK reports.

The officer was driving through the intersection of Lotus and Hamilton Avenues at 11 a.m. Wednesday when a stolen vehicle ran a stop sign and collided with the driver’s side of his cruiser. Two men got out of the stolen vehicle and ran off; while the 20-year-old driver was later apprehended, the passenger was still at large as of that evening.

Police found multiple guns and extended magazines in the stolen vehicle and impounded them.

The injured officer was treated at a local hospital and released later that day.

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