ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis County Police Department has confirmed a Ballwin Police Department officer has been shot.

The officer was transported to Mercy Hospital where he received treatment to attempt to save his life.

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The shooting is under investigation by the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons.

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It has been reported the officer was shot in the neck. The officer was shot at 300 New Ballwin, right between two elementary schools.

A suspect was later arrested after abandoning the vehicle. It has been reported the man was driving a vehicle with temporary Illinois tags.

Ballwin Police Department issued a statement thanking people throughout the St. Louis and Metro East region for their outpouring of prayers and support during this difficult time.

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