ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A Jennings man was charged Sunday for allegedly striking a St. Louis County police officer with his car during an illegal stunt show.

According to a St. Louis County Police Department spokeswoman, the Major Case Squad was activated Saturday night for a homicide and reported shooting tied to a sideshow (an illegal street event showcasing car stunts) in Bridgeton.

Police were told there were hundreds of people either participating in or watching the sideshow.

The sideshow continued at a secondary location on New Halls Ferry Road. Police claim that when officers arrived at that new location, they saw a blue 2017 Dodge Charger driving erratically, striking other cars and nearly hitting pedestrians.

Officers attempted to arrest the driver while the vehicle was caught in traffic. However, police claim the driver of the Charger accelerated, struck one officer with the vehicle and pinned the officer against another car.

The driver attempted to escape in the Charger, then took off on foot. The driver ran into another officer and was eventually taken into custody.

The driver was identified as Antwon Hunter, 25.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Hunter with attempted first-degree assault, armed criminal action, and resisting arrest for a felony. Hunter remains hospitalized. Upon his release, Hunter will be held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.