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.
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.
University City police officer has been shot in University City. Injuries unknown. Enroute to hospital now. Unknown if related to #Ferguson
— Christine Byers (@ChristineDByers) November 25, 2014
— FOX2now (@FOX2now) November 25, 2014
We are being told the University City police officer shot was wounded in #Ferguson. He's been taken to the hospital. Condition unknown.
— Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) November 25, 2014
#BREAKING: UCity police officer shot at Canton & Lamb. Transported to area hospital. Condition unknown. ~ Says St. Louis County PD
— KSDK News (@ksdknews) November 25, 2014
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.
U. City officer was shot in the arm. He is expected to be okay. Shooting may not be related to #Ferguson unrest.
— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) November 25, 2014
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