Officer shot during traffic stop near St. Louis, suspect in custody

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BALLWIN, Mo. -- Authorities are investigating after a police officer was shot during a traffic stop Friday morning in west St. Louis County.

It happened shortly before 11 a.m. near the 300 block of New Ballwin Road, north of Manchester. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the wound was in the neck.

The officer, who works for the Ballwin Police Department, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

The suspect was apprehended a short time later in the 800 block of Burgundy Lane after a foot pursuit. A handgun was recovered. Police say he is a tall, thin African-American male who was wearing a gray tee-shirt and blue jeans. He was driving a blue Ford Taurus with Illinois temporary tags during the time of the shooting.

The St. Louis County Police Department will conduct this investigation.

 

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