ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis City police was shot responding to a call Thursday at about 12:30 a.m. in the North Riverfront neighborhood.
Police said the shooting happened along North Broadway near Mullanphy Street when officers were responding to a disturbance call. They saw a muzzle flash and realized one of their officers was shot in the neck.
A responding officer took the injured officer to the hospital. He was treated and released.
The 32-year-old officer has been with the St. Louis Metrpolitan Police Department for nearly 2 years.
“It’s very disturbing that officers can’t really do their job without coming under gunfire,” Chief John Hayden said.
This officer shooting comes as the city struggles to fully staff the force. This marks the tenth city officer shot since June.
No word yet on any arrests or a motive.