Springfield police say man arrested in officer's shooting

2 years 2 months 4 weeks ago January 27, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Tuesday, January 27 2015 Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:07:00 AM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield police said they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of an officer.

The Springfield News-Leader reported 30-year-old Aaron Pearson was seriously injured after being shot during an investigation early Monday into suspicious activity behind a closed business, where three people were hanging out.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he remained Monday night.

Police said officers searched around seven hours to find the man suspected of shooting Pearson. Authorities said a man was arrested less than a block away from where Pearson was shot.

Police Chief Paul Williams announced the man is the focus of detectives' investigation of the shooting and no other suspects are being sought.

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