Authorities are investigating after a police officer was shot during a traffic stop Friday morning in west St. Louis County. It happened shortly before 11 a.m. near the 300 block of New Ballwin Road, near Old Ballwin Road. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the wound was in the neck.Sadly, I'm not surprised by this violence.
The officer, who works for the Ballwin Police Department, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.
The suspect was apprehended in the 800 block of Burgundy Drive after a foot pursuit. Investigators say a handgun was recovered.
Police say he is a tall, thin African-American male who was wearing a gray tee-shirt and blue jeans. He was allegedly driving an older model blue Ford Taurus with Illinois temporary tags during the time of the shooting.
The war on law enforcement officers has been stoked by elected officials for far too long. The incendiary rhetoric has been allowed to stand. The lies have been perpetuated.
What did you expect to happen?