Another police officer shot in Baldwin, MO, fighting for his life. And, an officer was also shot in Valdosta, GA, and officers were target in Tennessee.
From KMOV, St. Louis:
A police officer is in critical, stable condition after being shot Friday morning, according to the Ballwin Police Department.
The officer was shot around 11 a.m. after he pulled the suspect’s vehicle over for a speeding violation in the 300 block New Ballwin Road, police said. After conversing with the suspect, the officer walked back to his vehicle to process paperwork, at which time suspect exited his vehicle, moved quickly towards the officer and fired three gunshots, striking him once in the neck.
Following the shooting, the suspect drove from the scene in a Blue Ford Taurus with temporary Illinois plates. Officers from several surrounding areas helped apprehend the suspect around 11:25 a.m. in the 800 block of Burgundy in nearby Manchester. Police say he was tased before he was arrested.
A semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the scene, police said.
A man who lives nearby said his wife saw part of what happened and helped the wounded officer.
“A nurse drove by and she told my wife to get a towel, so she ran in and grabbed a pillow case that’s on our stairwell ran back out and put it on his neck and stopped the bleeding,” Ben Riley.
From The St. Louis-Post Dispatch, which reports that the officer is fighting for his life:
The suspect, identified as Antonio Taylor, 31, of the 1200 block of Tower Grove Avenue in St. Louis, was charged with first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon. Bail was set at $500,000.
Court documents said Taylor used a .22-caliber gun to shoot the officer. Authorities say he has a lengthy criminal history.
Police had no information about a motive.
Motive? How about he’s just a criminal dirtbag with a list of priors as long as your arm!
I am heartsick over the massacre in Dallas, and while of course, the shooters are responsible, as I noted here, Barack Obama has to own the fact that race relations in this country are worse than anytime since the 1960’s.
Is it really a surprise that a guy who whose entire career is based on race would continue to use it to advance his climb up the political ladder? Yes, a rhetorical question.