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St. Louis area police officer rushed to hospital after being shot in neck, suspect in custody

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Hours after five police officers were murdered in Dallas on Thursday another police officer was shot in a suburb of St. Louis.

The shooting occurred during a traffic stop around 11:00 a.m. local time, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The suspect, described as a tall, thin black man, was apprehended after a foot chase. A handgun was recovered, according to the Post-Dispatch.

The Ballwin officer, who was shot in the neck, was taken to a local hospital.

His condition is critical but stable according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.

Carmine Sabia

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