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Arrest made in connection to hit-and-run of Florissant police officer

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Darnell Murphy charged in connection to hit-and-run on Florissant officer. (KMOV) Darnell Murphy charged in connection to hit-and-run on Florissant officer. (KMOV)

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Florissant police have arrested Darnell Murphy in connection to a hit-and-run on a Florissant officer late last week.

The officer was injured when he was conducting a traffic stop in Florissant on March 25.

The incident occurred in the 250 block of South New Florissant Road when the suspect’s vehicle struck the officer and took off around 4:30 a.m., according to police. 

After being struck, the officer drove himself to the hospital, where he underwent an evaluation and was released.  He suffered a minor knee injury and is expected to make a full recovery. 

Darnell turned himself in on Tuesday for an assault on a law enforcement officer charge.

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