Springfield police say man arrested in officers shooting - KMOV.com

Springfield police say man arrested in officers shooting

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By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Springfield police say they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of an officer.

The Springfield News-Leader reports 30-year-old officer Aaron Pearson was seriously injured after being shot during an investigation early Monday into suspicious activity behind a closed business, where three people were hanging out.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he remained Monday night.

Police say officers searched around seven hours to find the man suspected of shooting Pearson. Authorities say a man was arrested less than a block away from where Pearson was shot.

Police Chief Paul Williams announced the man is the focus of detectives’ investigation of the shooting and no other suspects are being sought. 

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