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Two suspects charged in Mid-Missouri chase, robbery and shooting

Two suspects are now charged after a robbery, shooting and police chase through Mid-Missouri.

ABC 17 News got court documents Friday on the incident. They show 34-year-old Ruben Harris and 33-year-old Ryan Rummans are now charged in the case.

Court documents say the suspects were driving a stolen car from Kansas City when they crashed it along I-70 near Millersburg Thursday.

They say the suspects then went into RC Autobody in Millersburg just after 1 p.m. and demanded a vehicle from the shop. Rummans apparently displayed a handgun when the shop workers refused to give them car keys. Court documents say Rummans then shot a male victim in the leg and fired shots at another worker. That other worker then apparently grabbed a handgun and fired back at the suspects. The documents show the suspects then stole a vehicle and drove off.

The victim from RC Autobody suffered serious injury in the shooting and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia.

One business owner told ABC17 the employee who was not injured shot at the suspects and then ran toward his shop, screaming and waving a gun.

Once the owner recognized the man he brought him into his shop and retrieved the gun from the employee. He later turned that gun over to the authorities.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and other agencies then started a pursuit of the suspects. The chase went through Miller, Camden, and Hickory counties. Court documents say gunshots were fired from the suspect vehicle at officers during the chase.

Rummans and Harris were eventually arrested in Hickory County. Court documents show officers recovered a .380 handgun after their arrest.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Department says Harris was treated for a gunshot wound at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. After getting treatment, the department says Harris was taken to the Camden County Adult Detention Facility. Authorities tell us they are still working to determine when Harris was shot.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Department says Harris will get transported to the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office at some point for further processing.

Rummans and Harris are charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, robbery, assault, and armed criminal action.

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