UPDATE (5:10 p.m.): The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of a suspect in the car chase and shots fired at officers Monday.
The sheriff’s office identified and issued a warrant for Enrique Castaneda in relation to the incident.
If you know Castaneda’s whereabouts you are urged to contact the CrimeStoppers at 417-869-8477.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo — An armed suspect remains on the loose after firing shots at both Springfield Police officers and Greene County deputies.
According to GSCO’s Facebook page, the suspect fired shots at a deputy trying to make a traffic stop at Grand and West Bypass just after 4am Monday morning.
The suspect fled in that vehicle, and eventually stalled at the rail yard on N. Kansas Expressway.
Corporal James Craigmyle with the Greene County Sheriff’s office says a passenger in the car is being questioned this morning.
Craigmyle posted the following information on social media;
“Around 4:20 am this morning, Cpl Ramsey attempted to stop a vehicle on West Bypass and Grand when the vehicle failed to yield. During a short pursuit the driver opened the door and fired shots at Cpl Ramsey. Cpl Ramsey created some distance from the vehicle since he was being shot at.
Cpl Ramsey lost sight of the vehicle and Springfield, MO Police Department located it, initiating a pursuit with it in the area of Chestnut and Scenic. The driver ended up getting the vehicle stuck on the train tracks under Kansas Expressway (the rail yard). As Springfield Police approached the vehicle, the driver exited and fired several shots at them. No deputies or officers were shot or injured this morning.
Everyone is assisting in locating the driver at this time.”
Police ask that people living in the area use caution and report any suspicious activity to 9-1-1.