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.
Last night an officer was struck by the door of a fleeing suspect's vehicle near N Grand/Harper. Officers eventually took the suspect into custody & seized these items. The officer sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment. No other injuries reported.#ArrestMade pic.twitter.com/deZ2pcXCXf— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) January 17, 2020
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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