BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, MO : Man charged with murder in fatal St. Louis County police pursuit crash on Wednesday, 20th January 2021
A man has been charged in the Wednesday afternoon police chase in St. Louis County that ended up killing one man and injuring two others.
Rico Bailey, a 20-year-old from St. Louis, was charged with one count of second-degree murder, two counts of second-degree assault, one count of tampering with a motor vehicle and one count of resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing. He is currently being held on a $1 million cash-only bond.
The probable cause statement says Bailey was seen in a 2015 Infinity Q70 that was reported stolen, and he was wanted in connection to an assault in St. Louis. When officers attempted to stop Bailey, who was driving at a "high rate of speed", he fled from police. While he was speeding away from police, Bailey struck another vehicle, which caused the death of one of the occupants of that car.