The incident happened just after 10 p.m. CT on Saturday when gunfire erupted at Westy’s and then in the parking lot of Bass Pro Shops. Two men – aged 39 and 57 – were shot at Westy’s and a 21-year-old Bass Pro Shops employee was shot in the parking lot.
After the shooting, the suspect allegedly stole a car and took off, prompting a police pursuit until officers lost him along Interstate 55. He later got to the area of Beale Street and 3rd Street, where he struck 46-year-old Officer Verdell Smith, who later died of his injuries. Multiple police vehicles could seen at the scenes and parts of the parking lot at Bass Pro Shops were taped off.
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