Off-duty officer shot at on I-70 out of hospital - KMOV.com

Off-duty officer shot at on I-70 out of hospital

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By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele
By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele

(KMOV.com) – An off-duty St. Louis City Police Officer was released from the hospital Sunday evening after he was shot at while in a personal vehicle along westbound I-70 between Hanley and 170 early Sunday morning.

According to St. Louis County Police, the 48-year-old officer was in the right lane when a passing vehicle with an unknown number of suspects began firing at the officer's vehicle.

Police said the officer's car was struck, however, the officer did not sustain any gunshot wounds. He was injured by broken glass. He was taken to a local hospital and released later. 

The officer did not return fire and it is not known if he was targeted. He was not wearing his uniform shirt at the time, police said.

Officers shut down I-70 at I-170 around midnight, which caused heavy delays in traffic. The roadway reopened around 1:30 a.m.

The St. Louis County Police Department's Crimes Against Persons Unit is conducting the investigation. 

 

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