BREAKING: St. Louis Police Officer Ambushed & Shot in Central West End

A St. Louis Police Officer was ambushed and shot in the Central West End last night.

“They targeted, they ambushed, they tried to assassinate a police officer,” Chief Dotson said.

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Police officer shot in Central West End.
St. Louis Today reported:

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis police officer was shot in the Central West End early Tuesday morning.

The officer was in the area of North Euclid and Maryland when he was shot in the torso just before 5 a.m. It is unknown how many times he was shot.

According to St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, the officer was wearing a bullet proof vest at the time of the shooting.

At the hospital with an officer who was shot by a suspect. His ballistic vest did its job tonight. We have a lot to be thankful for.

The Central West End is saturated with cameras and police are reviewing the footage to identify the suspects.

– Chief Sam Dotson (@ChiefSLMPD) July 14, 2015
The officer was conscious and breathing when he was transported to the hospital after the shooting, police said.

Authorities have not released any information on what lead to the shooting or any details about suspects.

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