POLICE OFFICER “AMBUSHED” and SHOT IN NECK in St. Louis County During Traffic Stop – In Critical Condition

A Police Officer was shot today in Ballwin, Missouri outside of St. Louis.
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UPDATE: The Ballwin Police Chief said the police officer was ambushed.
CBS Local reported:

Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger addressed the media during a news conference at Ballwin police headquarters on Friday afternoon.

Scott says the incident began with a traffic stop in the 300 block of New Ballwin Road when the officer pulled over a vehicle. The officer then got out of his patrol car, approached the vehicle and had a conversation with the driver. Scott says as the officer was walking back to his patrol car, with his back turned, the driver got out of his vehicle, and fired three shots, hitting the officer at least once.

Belmar said, “We believe the Ballwin officer was ambushed. Period.”

According to Scott, the suspect then ran from the scene, fleeing northbound on New Ballwin Road.

The officer was shot in the neck three times.

The scene of the crime.

From my sources. The suspect is on foot near Manchester and Highway 141 west of St. Louis.
The suspect was captured.
The man was reportedly driving an older-model blue Ford Taurus with an Illinois temporary license plate.

UPDATE: The Ballwin officer is in critical condition.
KMOV.com

The Officer was shot DURING A TRAFFIC STOP!

Some of the comments on this latest shooting are disturbing.

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