St. Louis Police Detective Shot

A St. Louis police detective was struck with gunfire as he was investigating a stolen car last night.

The shooting happened at the corner of Cherokee Street and Jefferson Avenue in south St. Louis.

Acting Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole said the officer, a 25-year-old veteran, was in his department vehicle around 1:21 a.m. when he was “fired upon.”

“He sustained gunshot wounds to his shoulder,” O’Toole told reporters at a 3 a.m. outside Saint Louis University Hospital.

The officer is in stable condition and a suspect description has not yet been released.


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