Shots fired at deputy as suspect leads officers on high-speed chase

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A man is in custody Friday morning after allegedly shooting at police officers during a high-speed chase.

Police say the chase started in Lafayette County and ended at 23rd and Harvard in Independence.

Several police departments and the Jackson County sheriffs were involved in the high-speed chase.

A witness captured video moments before the man in the truck finally stopped. If you watch the video in the video player above, you can see sparks flying from underneath the truck. Police say the sparks occurred because the man ran over a stop stick at I-70 and was basically rolling on rims for miles.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff, the suspect was driving erratically out of Lafayette County and was being chased by Lafayette County. When deputies entered into Jackson County, they stopped chasing the man.

The suspect later passed a Highway Patrol trooper on the side of the road on an unrelated stop. The suspect almost hit the trooper that's when the deputy started chasing the suspect, and then the suspect fired shots at the deputy.

It is not clear to how many shots were fired.

The driver and deputy sustained minor injuries during the apprehension, and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Police say they found an infant inside the truck. The child was taken into protective custody.

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