Springfield police officer shot
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield police officer is hospitalized after being shot.
Police say the officer was responding to a "check person" call in north Springfield about 1:30 a.m. Monday when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer.
Springfield police Capt. Greg Higdon says the suspect fled and has not been apprehended.
Higdon says the officer was being treated for serious injuries but a condition report was not available.
A description of the shooter and further details were not immediately available.