A police officer is in critical, stable condition after being shot Friday morning, according to the Ballwin Police Department.
The officer was shot around 11 a.m. after he pulled the suspect's vehicle over for a speeding violation in the 300 block New Ballwin Road, police said. After conversing with the suspect, the officer walked back to his vehicle to process paperwork, at which time suspect exited his vehicle, moved quickly towards the officer and fired three gunshots, striking him once in the neck.
Authorities have not released the suspect's identity, but said he was on probation for a a federal weapons violation. They also said his record includes a stolen car in Oklahoma and a previous weapons offense in California. Police said charges are pending against the suspect.