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Man charged with hitting St. Louis police officer with car door

Man charged with hitting St. Louis police officer with car door

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Willie Berry

Willie Berry, 23, of St. Louis, was charged Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, with resisting arrest, armed criminal action, drug possession and a weapons offense. Photo courtesy of St. Louis police.

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man attempting to flee police in his car struck an officer with his car door and hit a patrol vehicle, according to charges filed Friday.

Willie Berry, 23, was charged with seven counts, including resisting arrest, armed criminal action, drug possession and a weapons offense. 

Police said officers were in the Fairground Park neighborhood shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday attempting to stop Berry near North Grand Boulevard and Harper Street. 

He got into his car and used the door to hit the officer, police said. 

Police followed the car and the pursuit ended with Berry and another person in custody near Shreve and West Florissant avenues.

Officers recovered cash, a weapon and apparent drugs, according to police. 

Authorities did not release any additional information about the incident.

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