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March, vigil held day after shooting of officer in South City

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A vigil and march was held near where an officer was shot in South St. Louis. The officer was treated and released from a hospital. Credit: KMOV A vigil and march was held near where an officer was shot in South St. Louis. The officer was treated and released from a hospital. Credit: KMOV
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Only one day after a St. Louis police officer was shot in the line of duty in South City, hundreds gathered and marched to show their support.

Young and old braved the November cold and marched from the officer’s church, St. Gabriel, through south St. Louis. The march ended at the spot where the 46-year-old police officer was shot in an ambush.

The officer was treated and released from a hospital.

“He was in good spirits, happy to be home. He knows there’s a recovery process, but I think the fact that he asked for a banana smoothie was a good sign,” St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said.

Police say George Bush III, 19, was the person who shot the officer. He was later killed when he exchanged shots with officers on Smiley Avenue, police say.

Bush was recently under investigation for several violent felonies.

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