Mo. LEO in critical condition after being shot while transporting inmate
The officer was shot inside a police vehicle during a struggle with an inmate
The Kansas City Star
TRENTON, Mo. — A Trenton, Missouri, police officer is in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen while transporting an inmate to Saint Joseph Friday afternoon.
Just after 3 p.m., the officer was shot while on southbound U.S 69 highway inside a police vehicle. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop H tweeted that a struggle occurred.
The inmate, Jamey A Griffin, is still in custody, according to Troop H public information officer Jake Angle.
Griffin, 38, was shot in the hand and taken to the hospital. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop H tweeted that he is in stable condition.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident and all information is preliminary at this point.
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