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Arnold Police Officer Shot Near Police Department

An Arnold police officer received life threatening injuries after he was shot by a suspect near the Arnold Police Department Tuesday afternoon. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says the suspect was being brought to the department to be booked for burglary.

An Arnold police officer received life threatening injuries after he was shot by a suspect near the Arnold Police Department Tuesday afternoon. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says the suspect was being brought to the department to be booked for burglary.

The shooting happened inside the officer's police vehicle. The sheriff's department says the suspect appeared to have fired a weapon from the back of the vehicle, striking the officer in the back of the head or the neck.

Both the officer and suspect, who was also shot during the incident were transported to St. Anthony's Hospital.

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