Officer shot in south St. Louis

Officer shot in south St. Louis

Mayor Francis Slay said the officer did nothing to provoke an attack. That officer is expected to recover; no information on the shooter was available. Detective Benjamin Marconi was shot and killed while writing a traffic citation just before noon outside his agency's headquarters.

After searching for the suspect, Dotson said officers eventually tracked down the suspect as he was riding in a friend's vehicle.

Police reported that officers later pulled up behind the suspect's vehicle and that he fled on foot. The suspect drove alongside the sergeant's marked vehicle and fired at him, Chief Sam Dotson of the St. Louis Police Department said.

The injured officer was reportedly not conducting a traffic stop or involved in a call when he was shot twice in the face.

To take precaution against further attacks, Dotson said all St. Louis officers will be partnered up on patrol for the foreseeable future.

An officer with the Gladstone, Missouri, police department near Kansas City was shot, while the suspect was shot and killed. Police are using helicopters, SWAT teams and other resources in the search for the suspect.

Police said they knew Bush by name and believe he could be connected to several robberies, possibly a carjacking and homicide, from St. Louis City to St. Louis County. "This officer was driving down the road and was ambushed by an individual who pointed a gun at him from inside of his vehicle and shot out the police officer's window".

"This is everyone's worst nightmare", McManus said.

Black students at University of Pennsylvania receive racist group text messages
Boren said in his statement that the " matter did not originate at the University of Oklahoma, but started elsewhere". Many black students tweeted screenshots of the GroupMe text thread, and said they were scared to be on campus.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the officer was ambushed in his cruiser by an individual who shot out his window.

"Fortunately for him, and the blessing of God, the officer is going to survive tonight", Dotson said. The circumstances with the shooting was not immediately known but the officer is expected to survive.

"This just shows the dangers of policing, not only here in St. Louis but around the country".

A shooter fired at a 46-year-old cop in St. Louis and struck him twice, critically wounding him during an ambush.


In a statement Sunday following the shooting, Mayor Ivy Taylor said, "This type of crime can not and will not be tolerated".

Hours after the sergeant was shot, officers found the suspect's abandoned vehicle in an unoccupied parking garage near Laclede's Landing. He said he didn't believe the man had any relationship to the original motorist who was pulled over, and no motive has been identified. Also, a Sanibel, Florida, officer was shot in the shoulder during a traffic stop Sunday night, and was treated and released for his injuries.

In the St. Louis area, Ballwin, Missouri, officer Mike Flamion was paralyzed from the neck down after being shot during a traffic stop in July.

Late Monday night, CrimeStoppers offered a $5,000 reward for information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect.

  • National Football League  fines Richard Sherman $9000 for hit on Bills kicker

    National Football League fines Richard Sherman $9000 for hit on Bills kicker

    And after a chaotic series of events, the Bills ended up missing a 54-yard field goal to ed the half in an eventual 31-25 loss. Sherman was only penalized during the game for jumping offside, but the league has now fined him for his hit on Carpenter.

    Michael Keaton to play villain in upcoming Spider-man reboot

    Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the first time we get to see Marvel and Sony work together on a Spider-Man movie. In my everyday life I'm not a big fan of contract law, but damn if the Marvel movies don't make it exciting.
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by BMO Capital Markets

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by BMO Capital Markets

    Finally, Blue Bell Private Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 0.6% in the third quarter. Credit Suisse Group AG initiated coverage on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a report on Friday, September 16th.
  • Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward: 5 biggest takeaways

    Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward: 5 biggest takeaways

    Another good round in the seventh, with Ward connecting with 3 stiff jabs, drew loud cheers, but Kovalev was still landing shots. Both are willing to fight each other again, but it remains to be seen when and where that would occur. "I want the rematch".

    Russia Lost A Fighter Jet In The Mediterranean

    Russian Federation says its air force is for now honoring a unilateral moratorium on hitting rebel targets inside Aleppo. The Russian MiG-29 fighter took off from the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier Sunday, reported Lucas Tomlinson of Fox News .
    IS claims responsibility for blast at Pakistan Sufi shrine

    IS claims responsibility for blast at Pakistan Sufi shrine

    Shah Noorani is 100 kilo meters away from the port city of Karachi where numerous wounded had been taken to for treatment. Sarfraz Bugti, Baluchistan's home minister, put the toll late Saturday at 52 killed and 105 injured.
  • With CIA, DOJ appointments, Trump administration goes hard right on national security

    And when the newly minted president-elect met his first foreign leader, Japan's Shinzo Abe, Gen Flynn was by Mr Trump's side. The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Priebus earned Trump's trust and confidence over the campaign.

    Boxer Wants To End Electoral College

    The combination of those two facts means Trump's victory was narrower than it might seem from the electoral college count. She infamously challenged Ohio's slate of electors in January 2005 in an attempt to block (or at least stall) George W.
    Barnes scores career-high 34, Mavs beat Bucks 86-75 in OT

    Barnes scores career-high 34, Mavs beat Bucks 86-75 in OT

    Andrew Bogut returned from a one-game absence (personal reasons) and pulled down 16 rebounds . George Hill had 23 points and nine assists for the Jazz, who have won three of four.
  • Obama heads to Greece on first leg of final overseas trip

    Some demonstrators threw two petrol bombs at police before dispersing into nearby streets close to Athens's main Syntagma Square. In the morning preceding his news conference, Obama paid a courtesy call to Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
    Antibody protects fetus from Zika virus, mouse study shows

    Antibody protects fetus from Zika virus, mouse study shows

    As a treatment, antibodies for Zika could be given to pregnant women as infusions to offer temporary protection for the fetus. Diamond and team set out to investigate whether ZIKV-177 might be effective against Zika virus in animal models.
    China passes far-reaching Internet security law

    China passes far-reaching Internet security law

    But Internet control has reached new heights since President Xi Jinping assumed power in March 2013. A Human Rights Watch (HRW) spokeswoman on Monday condemned the catch-all nature of the measures.