Driver shot and crashed a bus into a pole, suspect arrested

bus driver shot crashing bus into pole suspect arrested
Source: Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis police; MEGA

Dec. 8 2021, Published 5:01 p.m. ET

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A bus driver was shot while driving, crashing the transport into a utility pole and now police say a suspect has been arrested.

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Around 7 p.m. on Dec. 3, the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis police said officers responded to a call of a reported shooting.

According to authorities, shots were fired from outside the bus, and one of the bullets hit the driver, 33-year-old Jonathan Cobb. The bus then crashed into a utility pole.

Officials said Cobb was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but nobody else on the bus was injured.

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About 10 minutes before this shooting took place, detectives stated another Metro bus was hit by gunfire. Police said a passenger was struck by flying glass.

After reviewing surveillance footage, officials said they saw a maroon PT Cruiser in both shooting locations, KMOV4 reported.

On Dec. 6, police found a similar vehicle in North City, Missouri, and a chase started. The driver, 30-year-old Isaiah Houston, was caught and taken into custody.

Houston has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of resisting arrest, police said. He is being held on a $60,000 bond.


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