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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Update: One In Custody In Central West End Police Shooting

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Update: One In Custody In Central West End Police Shooting

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  One man is in custody and three others are being sought following the ambush of a St. Louis police sergeant in the Central West End. Police spokeswoman Leah Freeman on Wednesday declined to provide further details about the suspect in the shooting.  Earlier reports from KTVI said that three people believed […]

Update: One In Custody In Central West End Police Shooting

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  One man is in custody and three others are being sought following the ambush of a St. Louis police sergeant in the Central West End.

Police spokeswoman Leah Freeman on Wednesday declined to provide further details about the suspect in the shooting.  Earlier reports from KTVI said that three people believed to be accomplices were being questioned by police.

The officer, a 16-year veteran of the department, was working security as a second job when a gunman masked by a bandanna opened fire before dawn Tuesday, peppering his windshield. The officer returned fire and one of the suspects may be wounded according to investigated.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson called the attack an “ambush” and says the officer’s body armor saved his life. He was treated and released at a hospital.

The gunman emerged from a car occupied by three others before the shooting. It wasn’t clear if the man in custody is the shooter.

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