The other report that it was a woman appears to be incorrect.
There was a second shooting.
Ferguson officer wounded after confronting burglars; suspects remain at large
A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night. The officer, a man, survived the shooting, authorities said.
The shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue in Ferguson, near the new Ferguson Community Center.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Saturday night that the officer was on routine patrol and spotted two suspects trying to break into a business. He said the business was in Ferguson.
When the officer confronted the suspects, Jackson said, one of them pulled a gun and fired at the officer. The officer was struck once in the arm, and was expected to be okay.
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Off-duty St. Louis officer is target of gunfire on I-70
ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Someone in a car opened fire on an off-duty St. Louis police officer on Interstate 70 about midnight Saturday, police said.
The officer suffered minor injuries from glass breakage and was treated at a local hospital, St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said.
The officer was driving his personal vehicle at the time of the shooting, Schellman said. The gunfire began when a car full of people armed with handguns pulled up next to the officer as he was westbound on I-70 near I-170. They began firing multiple shots at the off-duty officer's vehicle. The vehicle was struck numerous times. The off-duty officer did not exchange gun fire. He was wearing his uniform pants, but not wearing his uniform shirt.
It was unclear if the shooting was random or if the officer was targeted, police said.
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