ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Two men face felony charges after shots were fired at police during a vehicle pursuit in St. Joseph.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that 25-year-old Dakota Sears was charged Monday with felony assault and 26-year-old Preston Funk with resisting arrest. Police say both men are being held without bond.

They were among three suspects taken into custody after the shots were fired Sunday afternoon during a chase near a festival. A police car ran into a vacant building during the pursuit, which then changed into a foot pursuit.

Officers did not fire back at the suspects. No officers were injured, but one of the suspects was treated for minor injuries. Police also were able to recover a large amount of controlled substance. No information was available at the third suspect.

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