St. Louis Police Officer Hospitalized After Shooting

6 years 3 months 3 weeks ago March 01, 2011 Mar 1, 2011 Tuesday, March 01 2011 Tuesday, March 01, 2011 10:22:59 AM CST in Continuous News
Source: Associated Press
By: Posted by: Rachel Rice

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 30-year-old St. Louis police officer is hospitalized, but expected to recover, after being shot by a suspect.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday, March 1 after officers were called to a disturbance. A resident of the home was outside and injured, and the officer learned the suspect was inside. Police say the suspect ran from the home and the officer began a foot chase and caught him. They struggled and the suspect was able to grab the officer's gun and fire one shot. The suspect then ran away.

The officer suffered a graze wound to the stomach and leg. The suspect was captured a few minutes later. The officer's name has not been released. He has been with the department for less than two years.

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