Police officer shot during traffic stop near St. Louis - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Police officer shot during traffic stop near St. Louis

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A police officer was hospitalized after being shot during a traffic stop in eastern Missouri.

It happened just before 11 o'clock Friday morning in Ballwin, which is a suburb in St.Louis. The officer works for the Ballwin Police Department. The suspect reportedly took off in his car after shooting the officer.

He then abandoned the car and was chased by officers before being arrested.

The officer was taken to the hospital, but there's no word yet on his condition. 

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