St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - The suspect in a north county bank robbery is in the hospital in critical condition after police say he shot himself in the head.
The incident started shortly after 10 AM when the suspect robbed a US Bank on Lindbergh. Florissant Police spotted the suspect's vehicle shortly after the robbery and started to chase the vehicle. Near I-270 and Lindbergh the suspect crashed into a concrete guardrail. Officers said that as they approached the car, they heard a gunshot.
They found the suspect with a gunshot to the head. No one at the bank was hurt. The suspect's name has not been released.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Justin Deryke, the man accused of murdering his 7-year-old niece last year, is headed to prison for the rest of his life.
Deryke pleaded guilty to the murder of Willow Long. On September 7 Deryke was watching Willow when he chased her out of the the house. Deryke claimed that Willow fell on a pile branches and one pierced her neck. An autopsy revealed she suffered stab wounds.
As part of the plea agreement, Deryke was sentenced to life in prison.