Off-Duty St. Louis Officer Shot in the Leg

4 years 8 months 4 days ago Thursday, November 14 2013 Nov 14, 2013 Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:39:50 AM CST November 14, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are searching for a suspect who shot an off-duty officer.

KMOX Radio reports that the shooting happened Wednesday night. The officer was shot in the leg as he was trying to escort a man out of his sister's home.

The officer was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK. His name has not been released.

Witnesses told police that the suspect ran to another home. Several neighborhoods were evacuated while police searched for the suspect, but he was not found.

Police Chief Sam Dotson says the suspect is a convicted felon.

 

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