ONE SUSPECT Arrested in Ambush and Attempted Assassination of St. Louis Police Officer
A St. Louis Police Officer was ambushed and shot in the Central West End early Tuesday.
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Police officer shot in Central West End.
St. Louis Today reported:
Police arrested one suspect Wednesday in connection to the attempted assassination.
FOX 2 Now reported:
The Circuit Attorney’s Officer of St. Louis has charged a suspect police have been questioning about the attempted murder of a city officer ambushed Tuesday while working a private security job in the Central West End.
The suspect, Edward J. Davis, age 27, has been charged with two counts: assault/attempted 1st degree on law enforcement officer and armed criminal action.
Police have said very little about the man in custody, but our partners at the St. Louis Post- Dispatch report police believe he drove the car with the three other suspects inside and that he is expected to be charged.
The search for the other suspects continues.
It happened early Tuesday morning in Maryland Plaza.
The officer was working a private security detail from his personal car but was wearing his city police uniform.
Shortly before 5:00 a.m., four men in a car drove up to the officer`s car, then a black man wearing a bandana got out and began shooting at the officer, who is also black. The windshield was hit more than a dozen times but the officer`s bullet-resistant vest saved his life.
Since the shooting, there had been concern publicity about it could hurt business in the Central West End.