12/19/2000

Police wound 25-year-old after
car chase across two Missouri counties
[Belton, MO]

PoliceOne Staff Report
(BELTON, Mo.) -- Further proof that there is not such thing as a routine traffic stop. Police shot and wounded a 25-year-old man yesterday after he lead police on a chase through two counties during which he allegedly attempted to run over an officer

David M. Weber, 25, was treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder and released into police custody. He will be charged with second-degree assault and resisting arrest, according to the Kansas City Star.

The pursuit began at 1:49 a.m. Dec. 18 when Belton police tried to stop a speeding car traveling southbound on U.S. 71. The driver did not speed up, but he also refused to stop, according to Belton Police Chief James Person.

Weber, who was driving and had two passengers in the car, drove the vehicle off the highway in Raymore and let out one of his passengers.

Belton police attempted to stop Weber when he released the passenger out, but he drove away again this time briefly dragging an officer from the driver's side door, the Star reported.

Weber eventually crashed the car in the town of Grandview and was surrounded by police. He refused to get out of the car and at one point appeared to be driving at the officers. A Belton officer shot once, striking Weber in the shoulder.

The name of the officer was not release, but Person said that he has been placed on administrative leave while the Kansas City Police shooting team investigates, according to the Star.

 

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