Police: Ferguson officer shot in arm after interrupting burglary


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(CNN) — A Ferguson, Missouri, police officer was shot Saturday evening, according to St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman.

The officer was shot in the arm. His injuries are not life-threatening and he’s in the hospital. KTVI reports the officer interrupted a burglary and authorities are looking for two suspects.

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The police officer was patrolling alone in his car; two men saw the car and ran, said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.

“The officer exited his car; he ran to the west chasing these individuals. As he came into very close proximity with them, one of the individuals turned with a firearm,” Belmar said. “The officer was able to block it with his arm and then was shot in the arm by one of the suspects.”

The wounded officer later said that he fired…

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