UPDATE: St. Louis police officer shot, suspect killed
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A march in support of a wounded St. Louis police sergeant draws hundreds of participants.
A large group of supporters marched Monday night from St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in south St. Louis to the intersection where the 46-year-old officer was shot without provocation Sunday night. The officer was struck twice in the face but is recovering after being treated at a hospital.
Police Chief Sam Dotson says the 46-year-old officer has been with the force for about 20 years and is a married father of three.
The shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Dotson says the officer was not involved in a call or a traffic stop but was sitting in traffic when another car pulled up alongside his marked police vehicle. The officer told police he heard at least two shots.
The suspect, 19-year-old George P. Bush III, was killed hours later in a shootout with other officers. Bush had been sought for questioning for several recent violent crimes in St. Louis city and St. Louis County.
The shooting was one of four across the country involving police officers on Sunday.