Rolla Shooting: Active shooter suspect arrested after shooting and pursuit

A suspect is now in custody following a harrowing incident that unfolded at a pharmacy in Rolla, Missouri, followed by a high-speed pursuit across Phelps County.

Rolla Pharmacy Shooting

Rolla Police Chief Sean Fagan reported that the suspect entered Sinks Pharmacy on 10th Street armed with an AR-15 rifle, demanding drugs. During the altercation, the suspect shot an employee in the leg before fleeing the scene. Law enforcement swiftly responded, initiating a pursuit as the suspect headed eastbound on State Route BB.

Pursuit and Capture

The pursuit intensified near St. James, where the suspect turned and collided with both a sheriff’s vehicle and a police car before reversing course towards Rolla. To safely apprehend the suspect, authorities executed a pit maneuver, forcing the vehicle off the road. Fortunately, neither law enforcement officers nor the suspect sustained injuries during the arrest.

Chief Fagan noted that the suspect’s identity will be disclosed once formal charges are filed. Phelps County Focus remains committed to updating the public with verified information as it becomes available.

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The swift and coordinated response by law enforcement ensured the safety of the community during this dangerous incident. As details continue to emerge, authorities are focused on providing justice for the victims and ensuring the suspect faces appropriate consequences for their actions.