BREAKING: Male #Ferguson Police Officer Shot – Manhunt Underway (Video)

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Ferguson police officers protect local businesses during looting and rioting in August.

Police Chief Jackson told Christine Byers from the Post-Dispatch the Ferguson officer was on routine patrol when he confronted two men breaking into a business, one pulled gun and shot the officer.

The officer, is a male, not a woman, as was first reported. The officer was shot in the arm.

The suspect — Suspect described at a black male with dreadlocks, 5’11”, wearing dark clothing.

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A small crowd gathers where a Ferguson police officer was shot and wounded.

The officer was shot in the arm.

The shooting took place near the Ferguson Community Center on Smith Avenue.
A manhunt is underway. West Florissant is shutdown.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported:

A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night, according to St. Louis County Police Department spokesman Brian Schellman. The officer, a woman, is still alive, Schellman said.

The shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue in Ferguson, near the new Ferguson Community Center.

Dozens of police cars from numerous jurisdictions converged on the area after the shooting. The shooter is reported to have fled into nearby woods.

Police have established a staging area near the St. Peters Evangelical Church of Christ on West Florissant Avenue.

KMOV has video on the shooting.

There is massive police presence from several districts in the area of the shooting.

There is a live feed from Ferguson here.

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