FIRST SAN ANTONIO, NOW ST LOUIS! Two different cities but very similar cases of ambush shootings of police officers. The officer was just driving down the road! This has got to stop!
NO DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT – ARMED AND DANGEROUS
The St. Louis police are trying to track down a gunman who ambushed an officer around 7:30 p.m.
A gunman pulled up in a silver car next to a marked Chevy Tahoe and opened fire, St. Louis Police Department Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters.
One officer, a 46-year-old sergeant who was a 20-year veteran, was shot twice in the head and is in critical/stable condition.
“This officer was not involved in a traffic stop,” Dotson said. “This officer was not trying to pull this car over. This officer was driving down the road and was ambushed.”
Dotson says that the officer is expected to survive.
According to Dotson, the wounded officer’s gun was still in a holster as the suspect pulled alongside the vehicle.
The officer, who looked to his left, told investigators he saw the muzzle flash and felt the glass window shatter against him.
After the shooting, the wounded sergeant called 911 dispatch on his radio. Soon, first responders arrived at the scene of the shooting and transported him to a nearby hospital.
The officer was unable to provide details about the shooter, Dotson said. St. Louis Police investigators, who are collecting evidence including shell casing, plan to look at surveillance footage from the surrounding area.
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