A Jeep with 2 suspects plowed through fences and backyards of houses and apartment complexes from Lake Waukomis to the area east of Northwest 64th Street and I-29 in an attempt to elude KC-MO police around 5:15 p.m. Monday evening.
The suspects then got on I-29 south to I-635 and- east of Missouri 9 highway- crossed the median and drove several miles southbound on the northbound shoulder of Interstate 635 in Riverside MO while officers tried in vain to throw tire-puncturing strips across the roadway.
Motorists slowed- moved away from the shoulder lane or stopped on the roadway altogether as the Jeep traveled on the right shoulder at speeds of 40 to 50 m.p.h. into Kansas.
A few motorists drove off the road to avoid the suspect's Jeep when it crossed off-ramps to the suspect's exit onto Leavenworth Road in KC-KS..
No injuries were reported.
The chase was televised live almost in it's entirety from near Barry Road and M-152 from about 5:25 p.m. until 6 p.m. when both suspects had been arrested in KC-KS on KSHB NBC-41 TV via their news helicopter "SkyTracker."
TV pictures showed the suspects throwing baggies of a white-colored substance from the Jeep along the chase route.
The chase ended at 5:46 p.m. when the 2 suspects bailed out of the smoking Jeep near 27th Street and Brown in Kansas City KS..
A female passenger was apprehended at 5:49 p.m..
The male driver ran into a burned-out abandoned building and climbed onto the roof.
While the suspect was told to straddle a wall at the edge of the front of the building with his arms and hands up- the KC-KS Fire department arrived and raised a ladder that the suspect came down on- in the line of fire of around a dozen police officers with weapons drawn- then the male was arrested.