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Police officer shot near Ferguson, but connection to protests is unclear

There are reports of semiautomatic gunfire as well.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


A police officer has been shot near protests in University City, Mo., just miles from Ferguson where over 100 gunshots have been fired following a grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.



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The officer, whose name is currently unknown, was shot at the corner of Canton and Lamb in University City around 11pm CT, according to KMOV. Law enforcement authorities say he sustained a gunshot wound to his arm. He is expected to recover.Further details about the incident are sparse at this point. The officer is being rushed to the hospital while police search for the suspect.

In fact, according to the St. Louis Police Department, the officer will be “okay,” and the shooting may have had no connection to unrest in Ferguson.

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