A Missouri police officer was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the town of Arnold, an incident that coincides with reports of a vehicle colliding with the Arnold Police Department headquarters.
Officials have confirmed the officer was struck in the neck or head area but is still alive.
A suspect arrested for burglary was being taken to APD when the officer was shot, according to FOX 2. The vehicle that the suspect and officer were in then crashed into a propane tank in the rear of the police department.
Images from the FOX2 helicopter show a police vehicle crashed into the APD building, taking place in the part of the building where prisoners are processed.
Schools were on lockdown for a short period of time, though the lockdown was eventually lifted after reports of a suspect in custody. Over fifteen police vehicles and two ambulances were spotted at a nearby hospital where casualties were reportedly unloaded.
Saint Louis County officers are also assisting in the investigation, though it is unknown if the crash and shooting are related.
Arnold PD car possibly involved in shooting remains at the scene of Arnold Police headquarters parking lot. pic.twitter.com/9BgbV6SMLp
— Christine Byers (@ChristineDByers) December 5, 2017
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