Hundreds march in support of injured St. Louis officer

1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, November 22 2016 Nov 22, 2016 Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:39:07 PM CST November 22, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A march in support of a wounded St. Louis police sergeant has drawn hundreds of participants.

A large group of supporters marched Monday night from St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in south St. Louis to the intersection where the 46-year-old officer was shot without provocation Sunday night.

Police have not disclosed the officer's name. Authorities say the officer was struck twice in the face but is recovering after being treated at a hospital.

The suspect, 19-year-old George P. Bush III, was killed hours later in a shootout with other officers. Bush had been sought for questioning for several recent violent crimes in St. Louis city and St. Louis County.

The shooting was one of four across the country involving police officers on Sunday.

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