Calverton Park officer working security shot at Ferguson Wal-Mart

Police say suspect fled scene quickly.

Brad Choat
February 16, 2020 - 10:21 pm

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - An off-duty police officer working a second job as a security guard is in stable condition after being shot in Ferguson.

8:35 update - St. Louis County Police have released a description of the suspect, who remains at large:

"The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20 to 25 years of age, 5’6” to 5’8”, and 150-160 pounds. His hair is braided and in a small ponytail. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a green jacket, gray sweatpants, Nike sandals, and black socks. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Please contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 to speak to investigators regarding the incident.

To remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371TIPS(8477) if you have any information regarding the incident."

Our earlier story:

St. Louis County Police say a 35-year-old Calverton Park officer was wounded about 7:15 Sunday night at the Wal-Mart on West Florissant and transported to a hospital.

We're told the officer confronted the suspected shoplifter near the exit door, and that's when he was shot several times.

The suspect fled the scene quickly afterward.

The officer was taken to a St. Louis hospital for treatment.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson tweeted about the incident.

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