Carthage Police investigating shots fired during pursuit, suspect vehicle crashes and rolls

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After the pickup rolled, a Joplin resident, Raul Gonzalez Reyes, 33, was taken into custody.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Just after 7:45 PM Carthage Police initiated a pursuit inside the city limits of a maroon pickup with a small boat in the bed.

The pursuit led them out into the county. Near Locust Road and CR 170 the pickup lost control and rolled.

Along the path officers reported shots were fired by the suspect vehicle. Carthage Police Detectives are investigating and processing the crash as a crime scene.

Missouri State Highway Patrol are mapping the crash as to what occurred

After the pickup rolled the lone occupant of the vehicle was taken into custody. Raul Gonzalez Reyes, 33, suffered non life-threatening injuries in the crash. He was examined by Carthage Mercy staff and transported to the Jasper County jail.

More information will be updated here on our news tab of FSHP from the Carthage Police Department.

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