Update: FOX2NOW reports the suspect is in custody.
The suspect was apprehended a short time later in the 800 block of Burgundy Lane after a foot pursuit. A weapon was recovered.
Just minutes after Loretta Lynch urged "actions" with regard the divisions in America, FOX2NOW reports a manhunt underway for the shooter of a police officer in West St. Louis County. The officer was wounded three times in the neck after a routin traffic stop for speeding by an African-American male. His condition is unknown for now...
As KTVI reports,
Authorities are investigating a report of an officer-involved shooting Friday morning in west St. Louis County. It happened shortly before 11 a.m. near the 300 block of New Ballwin Road. The officer’s condition is unknown at this time.
According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the officer was wounded during a traffic stop. The wound was in the neck. The officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Police were searching for a suspect who was last seen driving a blue Ford Taurus with Illinois temporary tags. He is described as a tall, thin African-American male wearing a gray tee-shirt and blue jeans.
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Source tells me #Ballwin officer was shot three times in the neck during a traffic stop for speeding. Rushed to Mercy. Condition not good.— Jacob Long (@JacobLong_KSDK) July 8, 2016
Source says officer was walking back to squad car when suspect got out of his car and ambushed officer with firearm before fleeing.— Jacob Long (@JacobLong_KSDK) July 8, 2016
Cop shot in Ballwin, MO pic.twitter.com/xt6Fzui3Il— Jeffco411 (@JeffCo411) July 8, 2016
If you live in Ballwin, please be safe. Lock your doors and stay inside. Cop shot on New Ballwin outside Westglen pic.twitter.com/TnlKObNRDx— Alyssa Michaels (@aly_mike3) July 8, 2016