According to St. Louis County Police, a 32-year-old woman from Missouri has been accused of pursuing a stolen car, shooting the two individuals inside as the vehicle burst into flames. The incident took place in Jennings, a suburb of St. Louis when the woman recognized her sister’s stolen Dodge Challenger passing by, as stated in a news release on June 22, according to reports.
Despite having three children in her own car, the woman embarked on a pursuit of the stolen vehicle, intending to force its occupants to stop by colliding with the Challenger, according to the release. During the chase, the stolen car collided with a truck at an intersection, veered off the road, and caught fire.
The woman, closely tailing the car, promptly exited her vehicle and opened fire on the two individuals inside before they could escape the burning wreckage, as reported by the police. In response, one of the occupants of the Challenger returned fire, the Kansas City Star reported.
Law enforcement officers swiftly arrived at the scene and discovered the woman’s firearm in her vehicle’s trunk, concealed within a purse, according to the KSDK report, The police did not provide any details regarding the condition of the individuals who were shot.
On June 18, the woman was apprehended and now faces charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action, and endangering the welfare of a child. Her bail has been set at $750,000. Jennings, located approximately 10 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis, served as the backdrop for this alarming incident.