BALLWIN, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A police officer was shot in Ballwin Friday morning, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.
The officer was shot around 11:10 a.m. after he encountered the suspect, who was inside a vehicle, on New Ballwin Road, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. After encountering the suspect, there was some sort of interaction between the two that led to the officer being shot.Following the shooting, the suspect fled in a Blue Ford Taurus with temporary Illinois plates. An officer with the St. Louis County Police Department saw the suspect vehicle, at which time the suspect jumped from the vehicle on Burgundy Lane and ran a street over to Valley View, where he was taken into custody without any resistance, according to Chief Belmar STREET CERTIFIED