FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson police say an officer shot in the arm was wearing a body camera, but that he didn’t have time to turn it on.
Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that it exposed a potential flaw of the devices that Ferguson officers began using about three weeks ago.
Eickhoff says the officer, whose name hasn’t been released, was doing a routine patrol of the new Ferguson Community Center on Saturday. The officer spotted a man running from the building. The officer lost sight of the man during a foot chase and was ambushed at the crest of a hill.
Eickhoff says the man pointed a gun inches from the officer’s chest. The officer deflected the man’s hand and was shot once in the left arm.