BREAKING: Officer Shot Multiple Times On Missouri Highway

Sandy Malone

A Webster Groves police officer was shot when he stopped to help a "stalled motorist" on I-44 on Tuesday night.

Webster Groves, MO – A Webster Groves police officer was shot on Tuesday night when he stopped to assist a “stalled motorist.”

The incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. on May 5 when two police officers stopped to assist a stopped vehicle on the left-side shoulder of the westbound lanes of Interstate 44 between Elm and Shrewsbury, KSDK reported.

Police said the officers were responding to a call about a “stalled motorist” and that a Webster Groves police officer was approaching the stalled vehicle when the suspect jumped out and started shooting at him.

Officials said a press briefing that the suspect shot the officer multiple times, but that most of the bullets went into his bullet-proof vest.

The officer returned fire and struck the suspect multiple times.

Police said that at least one round struck the officer in the leg, but he was able to put a tourniquet on himself to help stop the bleeding.

The officer was immediately transported to the hospital by the second officer on the scene in a police vehicle, KSDK reported.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a body was seen on the side of the road shortly after the incident.

Police said the officer was in “stable” condition and talking at the hospital.

Officials said the suspect was an adult male who has not yet been identified.

Police have asked anyone who was near the scene or knows anything about the incident to get in touch with law enforcement.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Spokesperson Dallas Thompson said the St. Louis County police had responded to the scene to assist the Webster Groves Police Department, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Thompson said St. Louis County police would take the lead in the investigation, KSDK reported.

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Comments (21)
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rolblue
rolblue

Glad it turned out as good as possible for the officer. And thanks for arranging that meeting between the scumbag and God. A speedy recovery to the officer. Job well done.

Kes
Kes

Another crazy homicidal/suicidal person that won't be able to hurt anyone else...

Uhoh50
Uhoh50

A speedy recovery for this great officer! Job well done!

RRTSCB
RRTSCB

Very best wishes for a speedy recovery. #ThinBlueLine
I love it where they wrote, “ The Officer still managed to neutralize the threat, permanently.”. Hell Yeah!

ikaika
ikaika

My favorite line, too.

Sivispace
Sivispace

God speed on your recovery brother.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Come on CONGRESS, get back to work, quit fighting constantly with the President, and go to work to make the killing or attempting to kill a police officer a HATE CRIME!!!!! Do what we pay you to do in Congress, not fight constantly, but actually DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE! Oh, by the way, pass a law which includes TERM LIMITS for EVERY ELECTED OFFICE IN AMERICA AS WELL!

GForce48
GForce48

Happy to read that the officer will be good! Hoping for a speedy recovery. Job well done...one less pos stealing oxygen walking among us!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Ambush! The war on the police continues. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

BrevardMarc27
BrevardMarc27

Very grateful for the officer’s survival. God bless him.

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

Glad to hear that the officer is recovering and will be okay. For the POS that tried to kill him, well I guess things didn't work out the way you planned. Praying for the family during this time of this officers recovery. 🇺🇸💙

Dennis4601
Dennis4601

Great job! Way to stay in the fight👍💪

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

So glad the officer is going to be okay!! Even happier that the POS who fired on the officer isn't breathing anymore!! Good job blue!!

Olehippie
Olehippie

I think God will take a hard pass on meeting this scumbag. But I'm sure the dark lord will be waiting with open arms down below.

Kgdpd
Kgdpd

2nd Chance would give you a S&W model 29 .44 mag. If you killed the asshole who shot you while wearing their vest.

sizzle937
sizzle937

I love it when a plan comes together

Baldgsxr
Baldgsxr

I hope the officer turned the suspect into a human sprinkler! Recover soon brother...

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Appeal that a-hole! Prayers for the brother in blue!

rhj10077
rhj10077

Thank GOD the officer are all right. The hell with the suspect.


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