An Aug. 27 drug deal led to a car chase through Ferguson, at least 10 shots fired into a fleeing Chevrolet Impala, and a crash on Windward Court, police said.
During the drug deal, the buyer asked the drug dealer if he wanted to buy a handgun, Ferguson Police said.
When the dealer took the gun and drove off without paying, the buyer, Terry David Hackney, hopped in a car and chased the man, according to court documents. Police said Hackney fired at least 10 shots into the dealer’s car and hitting him once in the lower leg, according to court documents.
The car crashed into a tree in the 1700 block of Windward Court near Glen Owen Drive, Ferguson police said.
Hackney, 20, of the 2000 block of DeSoto Avenue in St. Louis, was charged Aug. 30 with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
Ferguson police said officers responded to reports of shots fired and a Chevrolet Impala being chased by a black Ford Mustang.
When officers arrived, they found the Impala crashed into a tree. Police counted at least 10 bullet holes in the car, but the driver was gone.
The shooting victim went to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in the city of St. Louis to treat a gunshot wound in his lower leg. He told St. Louis Metropolitan police about the drug deal and the gun, according to a court document.
The man identified Hackney from a photo lineup as the man who shot him.
Hackney denied any involvement and told police he was at work that day. When police called his employer, officers were informed that Hackney was not at work but had called in to ask his employer to tell police he was at work.
Charges have not been filed against the man who was shot.
Hackney is being held in the St. Louis County Justice Center. Bail was set at $150,000.