Officer Shot Near Ferguson Protests

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An officer with the University City Police Department in St. Louis was shot as protests in nearby Ferguson intensified Monday night, several media outlets reported. The officer was transported to a nearby hospital, according to KMOV. The officer’s condition wasn’t immediately available. The shooting occurred after 11 p.m. at Canton and Lamb avenues in the University City section of St. Louis, about five miles southwest from the crowds in Ferguson. Police were reportedly looking for a suspect early Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the shooting was connected to the protests in Ferguson. A U. City police officer has been shot. Condition is unknown. Search for suspect underway. It is unclear if related

An officer with the University City Police Department in St. Louis was shot as protests in nearby Ferguson intensified Monday night, several media outlets reported.

The officer was transported to a nearby hospital, according to KMOV. The officer’s condition wasn’t immediately available. The shooting occurred after 11 p.m. at Canton and Lamb avenues in the University City section of St. Louis, about five miles southwest from the crowds in Ferguson.

Police were reportedly looking for a suspect early Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the shooting was connected to the protests in Ferguson.

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Officer Shot Near Ferguson Protests