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Woman shot by Ladue officer has ‘significant damage’

Julia Crews

CLAYTON, Mo. – The attorney for a suspected shoplifter shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer says she has “significant damage to her internal organs.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ladue Officer Julia Crews was in court Wednesday for a brief hearing. Crews is charged with second-degree assault. The judge set the next hearing for July 3, but prosecutors will likely seek a grand jury indictment before then.

The shooting happened April 23 outside a grocery store in Ladue, one of Missouri’s wealthiest communities. Crews told investigators she meant to draw and fire her stun gun to stop Ashley Hall from fleeing, but accidentally drew her gun.

Hall’s lawyer, Bill Holland, said at the hearing that the 33-year-old mother of five “continues to recuperate at home with her family.”

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