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Ballwin, Missouri police chief: Driver “ambushed” officer during traffic stop, shooting him 3 times

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BALLWIN, Missouri — A suburban St. Louis police chief says a motorist shot an officer three times as the officer walked back to his car during a traffic stop.

Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott said at a news conference Friday, July 8th that the attack happened around 11 a.m. and was captured on video.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says the suspect, who is in his 30s, “ambushed” the officer, who is in critical but stable condition. His identity wasn’t released.

Authorities didn’t provide the race of the officer or the suspect or suggest a possible motive.

The shooting comes amid heightened tension following an attack in Dallas in which five police officers were killed and seven others and two civilians were wounded.

 

8 comments

  • Klaatu

    July 30 is approaching – I hope things don’t escalate to be a repeat of the summer of ’67……………

    • Michael Neils

      Klaatu-I’ve been watching the TV show Aquarius-fiction/some truth about 1967-1970 & you could slap 2015-2016 in for the years. Nothing has changed. Great quote from it last night-‘robert kennedy’ :Detective how do you think African Americans and whites can improve relations? ‘detective’ : you can’t. There are good people and bad people and my job is to get the bad people.

      Seems to be true yet today. Bad people in all races.

  • You Know Who You Are

    Thank you young black thugs for continually breaking the law and not adhering to officers commands.

  • phacepalm

    How can the Black Lives Matter movement not be blame for this??

    They say they are an organization that promotes peace. Yet at EVERY SINGLE rally, they shout “No justice, NO PEACE!”

    They are basically saying that “peace” is conditional to their interpretation of justice. And when they feel they aren’t getting the justice, there shall be “no peace”… Aka: violence

    Not to mention the smaller groups who chant “what do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!!”

    If there is a racist that supports a conservative, they want to label and blame the conservative for also being a racist. Yet when the leaders of this group promote chants of no peace, they want to seperate themselves from the violence that follows.

    You just can’t win…

  • Robin

    No, THANK YOU to the breeding inbreeds who can’t teach their children right from wrong, who teach them instead that it’s Mob Rules… 10 kids, all different fathers/mothers no one works, no one pays child support, no one teaching solid family values. That’s who you need to thank. I’m not racist, just sick of all the BS and finger pointing!!! All lives matter, stfu and take ownership.

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