St. Louis County police officer shot, in critical condition

St. Louis County police officer shot, in critical condition
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A St. Louis County Police Officer and a suspect are in critical condition following a shooting in south St. Louis County.

The officer was called to the 10700 block of Arno in Green Park, which is located south of Affton, around 5:05 a.m. Thursday for a disturbance.

According to Officer Benjamin Granda, the suspect fired at the officer, striking him, almost immediately when he arrived the scene. Another officer returned fire, striking the suspect.

Officer Granda said the officer and suspect were taken to the hospital for “life-saving treatment.”

The officer was outside his vehicle when he was shot.

Police said they are not looking for any other suspects.

According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, the officer is 33 years old and has four years experience.

The identities of the suspect and officer have not been made available.

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