Springfield officer shot has brain injuries
SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield police chief says an officer who was shot while on the job earlier this week has "career-ending injuries."
Chief Paul Williams said in a statement Wednesday that Officer Aaron Pearson's injuries included ones to his brain that will require long-term rehabilitation and care.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that 32-year-old Joshua Lee Hagood was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the shooting.
He is being held in the Greene County Jail without bond. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had an attorney.
Authorities have said Pearson was shot during an investigation early Monday into suspicious activity behind a closed business.
The newspaper reports Pearson joined the force three years ago and is married with two children.