A FERGUSON, Mo. police officer who shot and killed an armed suspect was shot during a standoff that turned deadly, and he was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The officer, Anthony A. DeSoto, 38, was shot at around 10:20 p.m.
Thursday near the intersection of Main and Main streets in Ferguson, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.
He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
DeSoto was wearing a tactical vest and had a firearm on him during the confrontation, which took place in an area near a Ferguson-area convenience store.
Police said they responded to a 911 call for shots fired at Main Street and found DeSotsa lying on the ground near the corner of Main Street, the St., Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
De Soto’s partner told police that he was shot in the leg, the paper reported.
De Soto, who was a five-year veteran of the department, was taken into custody on suspicion of second-degree murder and was taken for a medical evaluation.
His next court date is scheduled for Monday.