[Ed. – Developing… the report does indicate the officer survived his injur(ies).]
A police sergeant who was “ambushed” in the Central West End early Tuesday morning, according to Chief Sam Dotson, was released from the hospital several hours after he was shot.
The sergeant was in his full uniform and personal vehicle when he saw two individuals walking down the street. Chief Dotson said the sergeant did not bother the individuals but saw them walking in the area a short time later with a third person, he monitored them again and did not exit his vehicle.
Shortly after the individuals walked past a second time, the sergeant observed the suspect vehicle approach him with four people inside, including the three he saw walking in the area earlier. The suspect vehicle pulled directly in front of the sergeant’s vehicle and one of the passengers exited the front side, with a bandanna over his face, and began firing shots at the sergeant, who was still inside his vehicle, Chief Dotson said.
After the suspect fired shots, the sergeant returned fire. The sergeant told authorities he believes one of the suspects may have been struck by his gunshots.