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Authorities release name of suspect in high-speed chase & fatal shooting

Updated Monday March 29, 2010 - 4:40 PM CST

The Missouri Highway Patrol have identified the suspect in Sunday's high speed chase and fatal shooting as Bobby Stacy, 26, from Gravette, Arkansas.

Authorities say Stacy died Monday in an area hospital.

Updated Monday March 29, 2010 - 4:15 PM CST


SOUTHWEST CITY, MO. - Southwest City Chief of Police Monty Brannon says at around 2 a.m. on Sunday an officer pulled over a GMC Suburban for what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop.

But the vehicle took off down Frye Road to the east side of the city.

That is when the suspect encountered a bank in the road, lost control and crashed the vehicle.

According to the McDonald County Sheriff's Department when the pursuing officer got out to make an arrest the suspect regained control of the car and tried to run over the officer.

They say the officer was forced to open fire on the vehicle.

Chief Brannon says the suspect, a 26 year old Arkansas man, was taken by helicopter to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma in critical condition, where he later died.

Law enforcement says the vehicle the suspect was driving turned out to be a stolen vehicle.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident.

Updated Monday March 29, 2010 - 3:25 PM CST

The McDonald County Sheriff's Department has informed us that the suspect in Sunday morning's shooting has died.

More details will be posted shortly.

First reported Monday March 29, 2010 - 12:56 PM CST

MCDONALD COUNTY, MO. - Officer involved shooting in Southwest City, Missouri

The chief of police says an officer was involved in a shooting in Southwest City, Missouri early Sunday morning around 2 a.m.

The officer attempted to stop the suspect for a traffic violation and that is when the suspect ran from police.

The suspect, a 26-year-old man from Arkansas, crashed his vehicle.

That is where authorities say the shooting happened at Fry Road East of PP Highway.

The suspect was taken to a Tulsa hospital and was last listed in serious condition.

Chief Monty Brannon says the Missouri Highway Patrol is taking over the case.

Troopers say details of whether or not the suspect had a weapon are not being released at this time.

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