Bond set at $1 million for man accused of shooting Ballwin officer

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Inside the Justice Center, St. Louis County prosecutors asked a judge to raise Antonio Taylor's bond to $1 million, now that the shooting police accuse him of has left Ballwin officer Mike Flamion paralyzed from the neck down.

Taylor's bond was initially set at $500,000 cash-only.

Prosecutors filed a motion to double that amount because of the severity and permanence of Flamion's injuries. The State argued the extent of the officer's injuries weren't fully known when those charges were filed the same as the incident.

Today, Officer Flamion is still on a ventilator and feeding tube. Police say Taylor shot the Officer from behind last month after a traffic stop. Taylor faces three felony charges, including possession of a weapon as a convicted felon.

Taylor's public defenders argued their client is not a flight risk and that the bond amount initially set was already out of his financial reach.

The judge granted the motion.

Although Taylor was not in court today himself, he is expected to appear September 12th when preliminary trail hearings begin.