Arnold Police are trying to identify a man who was driving a Jeep, possibly a black Wrangler, who reportedly shot at an SUV driven by an Arnold teenager. No one was injured in the incident, but three bullet holes were left in the back bumper of the SUV, police reported.
A 17-year-old Arnold man told police he was driving a 2012 Dodge Durango north on Jeffco Boulevard at about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 1, and as he approached Tenbrook Road, a Jeep started to come into his lane, so he sped up to avoid a collision. The driver of the Jeep then followed the Dodge when it turned right onto Tenbrook Road and kept following the SUV when the teen made a left into the parking lot outside the Walgreens pharmacy, 776 Jeffco Blvd, the report said.
The teen said as he started to speed through the parking lot to get away from the Jeep, he and his passenger, another 17-year-old Arnold man, reportedly heard gunshots. The teen driver said he drove away from the parking lot north on Jeffco Boulevard, but because the Jeep was still following him, he made a U-turn and started driving south on the road, according to the report.
The teen said he then turned back into the Walgreens parking lot, and the man driving the Jeep continued to follow him. The teen said the Jeep’s driver may have shot at the SUV again when they both were on the lot a second time, the report said.
The teen got back onto Jeffco Boulevard, and the Jeep driver reportedly left the parking lot through an exit that led to Tenbrook Road and drove away. The teen then drove to the passenger’s father’s house in St. Louis County, where the bullet holes in the bumper were discovered. The damage to the vehicle was estimated at $700, according to the report.
As of Oct. 7, police had not identified the driver of the Jeep, Cpl. Brett Ackermann. He asks anyone with information about the incident to call Arnold Police at 636-296-3204.