Police officer shot during traffic stop in St. Louis County
The Baldwin, MO police department says the officer is in critical but stable condition.
The officer was shot around 11 a.m. after he pulled the suspect’s vehicle over for a speeding violation in the 300 block New Ballwin Road, police said. After conversing with the suspect, the officer walked back to his vehicle to process paperwork, at which time suspect exited his vehicle, moved quickly towards the officer and fired three gunshots, striking him once in the neck.
Following the shooting, the suspect drove from the scene in a Blue Ford Taurus with temporary Illinois plates. Officers from several surrounding areas helped apprehend the suspect around 11:25 a.m. in the 800 block of Burgundy in nearby Manchester.
A semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the scene, police said.
Skyzoom 4 was over the scene on Burgundy Lane around 12:30 p.m. when a handcuffed man was being placed in the back of a police vehicle.
Authorities have not released the suspect’s identity, but said he was on probation for a a federal weapons violation.