Suspect killed in police shootout in Missouri identified

WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man shot and killed by police after a chase that ended in a field in St. Charles County.

Officials said Saturday that 26-year-old Anthony Budduke died after the confrontation with police on Friday. St. Charles County police the chase started Friday afternoon after a homeowner confronted Budduke and shots were fired.

Police said Budduke threatened officers and a female passenger in his car while talking to a negotiator during the pursuit.

When Budduke drove into a field in West Alton, he and the passenger jumped out of the car and Budduke began shooting, according to police. Officers returned fire, striking the suspect, who later died at a hospital. The passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries .

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