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Off-duty officer working 2nd job at Walmart shot in Missouri

Posted: 9:57 PM, Feb 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-16 22:57:39-05
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FERGUSON, Mo. — An off-duty police officer who was working a second job as a Walmart security guard was shot Sunday night in Ferguson, Missouri, authorities said.

A Calverton Park police officer was shot about 7:15 p.m. Sunday and transported to a hospital, Ferguson Police Chief Jason Armstrong said. The off-duty officer's medical condition was not immediately known.

Armstrong said the officer was working as a security guard at the Walmart when he spotted a shoplifter. Armstrong said the officer confronted the suspect, who pulled a gun and shot the officer.

Armstrong said the suspect fled and remains on the loose.

The St. Louis County Police Department said the Metro Air Support Unit, canine unit, and patrol officers. are among those assisting in the investigation. No further information was immediately available.