At approximately 7:00 Friday morning (May 31), Troop H of the Missouri State Highway Patrol received a call of shots fired from a red passenger car on northbound I-35 at the 48-mile marker.

MSHP says troopers reportedly observed the vehicle near the 57-mile marker on I-35 traveling at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle fled from troopers who attempted a traffic stop and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit continued northbound on I-35, and near the 62-mile marker the suspect fired shots at the pursuing trooper.

The trooper returned fire as the pursuit continued north. At exit 64 the suspect vehicle was involved in a rollover traffic crash and the suspect was reportedly found pinned under the vehicle. The suspect, who's name was not released, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Daviess County coroner.

An autopsy is scheduled and the cause of death is pending. Troopers involved in the incident were not injured.

Preliminary investigation indicates the initial shots fired at the 48-mile marker by the suspect, resulted in one motorist sustaining a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound.  Additional shots fired near the 52-mile marker, by the suspect, resulted in a second motorist sustaining a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound.

Those victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Authorities are continuing to investigate.

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