By Carlos Restrepo
A high-speed pursuit ended in a two-car collision in front of the Webster University music building along Big Bend Road on the afternoon of Jan. 10.
The chase began in North City, according to St. Louis Metropolitan Police, when officers approached the driver of a Chevy Cobalt. One of the officers saw what appeared to be narcotics in the car. When the policeman tried to reach inside, the driver rolled up the window and drove off.
Police chased the subject through St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Illinois, and back to the county, where the suspect struck a Volvo as it exited the parking lot of Webster’s Music building.
Director of Public Safety Dan Pesold was at the scene of the accident. Pesold confirmed there were no fatalities and no severe injuries. He also confirmed that no Webster student was involved in the accident.
Daniel Geigerman, Webster student, said he saw the Volvo exiting the parking lot, get t-boned and flipped over.
“I was in shock,” Geigerman said.
Geigerman said he was going to help, but police responded quickly to the scene, arresting the suspect involved in the chase immediately.
The suspect, 37-yeard old Shad Cory, was arrested with the help of the St. Louis County K-9 unit. Cory was taken to the hospital for injuries caused by the police’s canine. The dog bit the suspect’s leg as he tried to escape police.
Police have charged Cory with second degree assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. Cory is being held in prison on a $100,000 bond.