Ballwin officer ‘fighting for his life’ after shooting; suspect charged
BALLWIN • A Ballwin police officer was in critical condition after he was shot in the neck during a traffic stop late Friday morning, police said.
The officer had stopped the car for speeding on northbound New Ballwin Road about 11 a.m., police said. As the officer went back to his car, the driver got out, “advanced quickly” and fired three shots at the officer, police said.
Said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar: “Make no mistake, we believe that Ballwin officer was ambushed.”
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch agreed.
“It was clearly an ambush, an attack,” he said. “There was no confrontation, no argument, no nothing.”"…
Please pray for this officer and his family. The second anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting is quickly approaching, so the general area of St. Louis could use prayers too. Dallas needs prayers. Baton Rouge too. Minneapolis too. All police officers and their families need our prayer and support. All of America needs prayers. Lord help us all.