Officer injured while attempting to arrest suspect, following police pursuit in North St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - A rolling gun battle in St. Louis County leads to a police chase that ended up with an injured city police officer Monday evening.

It happened a little after 5 pm when city officers in the sixth district were alerted to a shooting that occurred off I-70 and Goodfellow Boulevard.

According to Police Chief Sam Dotson, officers heard the description of the car and matched it to a vehicle en route to city limits.

Dotson said that when city officers deployed spike strips to try and stop the fleeing car, it crashed in the 2800 block of North Florissant.

Two adults and two juveniles took off running with officers chasing after them.

"This officer who is 29-years-old with about six and a half years of service was chasing a suspect, fell, heard a noise and got up to continue the pursuit and saw that he injured his hand, he thought it was a gunshot wound," explained Dotson.

The officer was rushed to the hospital in a police car.

"Fortunately our officer is going to be ok," Dotson said, "I expect him to be treated and released from the hospital this evening."

All four suspects were arrested.

Dotson added that no shots were fired by police. Police recovered one assault rifle, two pistols and a ski mask.

County police is investigating the initial shooting off I-70 and Goodfellow.