TRENTON, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri Highway Patrol says a 24-year-old police officer is recovering after being shot by a prisoner during a struggle inside a police vehicle.
Trenton police officer Jasmine Diab was shot Friday while transporting the inmate, 38-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin, to St. Joseph.
Daviess County prosecutors on Saturday charged Griffin with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
Griffin was shot in the hand during the struggle.
Patrol spokesman Jacob Angle said Monday that Diab was in stable condition.
Friends gathered Sunday in Trenton for a prayer service to support Diab. KQ2 reports that Diab’s friend, Kendra Lickteig, said the officer was smiling and in good spirits after undergoing a second surgery Sunday morning.
The patrol’s investigation into the shooting is continuing.
Information from: KQTV-TV