KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have identified the suspect who led police on a cross-county chase and was later shot and killed by officers on Saturday.
Jeremy Sinclair, 42, of Tina, Mo., was pronounced dead at the scene after he was shot by police when he fired a handgun at them, according to authorities.
On Saturday at around 10:45 p.m., the Ray County Sheriff’s Office asked for assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.
Sinclair led police into Clay County, where the Ray County Sheriff’s office terminated their involvement. Highway patrol, with assistance from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, pursued the suspect’s vehicle to the LaBenite access to the Missouri River, where the chase ended when the suspect partially submerged the vehicle.
Police said Sinclair then exited the vehicle and refused to obey orders from the officers. He attempted to push the vehicle further into the water and later put his hands into his sweatshirt, they say.
After more than 30 minutes of negotiating, officers fired a bean bag round at Sinclair, whose hands were still concealed from view.
The suspect was momentarily stunned by the round, then revealed a handgun and fired at officers, according to a news release. Police returned fire, killing him.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, along with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting.