Breaking: ANOTHER Police Officer Shot in St. Louis Area (Video)
Another St. Louis area police officer was shot today in Edwardsville, Illinois.
The officer and suspect were both shot near downtown Edwardsville.
An Edwardsville Police Officer and a suspect were transported to a hospital after an officer-involved shooting near downtown Edwardsville Wednesday morning.
An Edwardsville Police Officer and Madison County Deputy, both with the Cyber Crimes Division, were serving a search warrant to seize a computer in the 300 block of Fillmore when the incident occurred around 7:30 a.m.
ccording to police, the suspect, a 40-year-old man, showed a gun and a struggle ensued over the weapon. During the struggle, the Madison County investigator took out his gun and fired at least two shots. One of the shots struck the officer in the hand and the other hit the suspect in the jaw.
The officer and suspect were able to walk to the ambulance after the shooting.
The suspect was airlifted from an Illinois hospital in serious condition after the shooting. The officer was listed in good condition at a Metro East hospital.
Illinois State Police said they are working to obtain a search warrant to search the home.
The Madison County Deputy and Edwardsville Police Officer have 15 years of experience, police said.
Edwardsville is located across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.
In March two Ferguson police officers were shot by a protester in front of the police headquarters.
Protester Jeffrey Williams was later arrested and admitted to the shooting. A gun was recovered in his possession.