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Ballwin police officer shot during traffic stop

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Ballwin police officer shot during traffic stop

Officer is in surgery and the suspect is in custody

Ballwin police officer shot during traffic stop

(KTRS) – A Ballwin Police officer is in the hospital this afternoon after he was shot during a traffic stop Friday morning.

Police say that after the shooting, the suspect was briefly on the run, but was quickly captured. St. Louis County Police are leading the investigation and say they have recovered a weapon from the scene. The Post-Dispatch reports that officer was shot in the neck and the officer was taken to Mercy Hospital for surgery. Officials have not confirmed the condition of the officer.

Police have shut down roads in the area of the shooting and chase.

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