Another police officer has been shot in the St. Louis area as the anti-police sentiment in the region continues to increase.
Reports say an Edwardsville police officer was shot at 7:30 a.m. while serving a search warrant to seize a computer at an apartment. He was accompanied by a Madison County Deputy.
When confronted by police, the 40 year-old suspect pulled out a gun and a struggle ensued. During the fight, the deputy fired two shots from his own weapon, one of which struck the Edwardsville officer in the hand. The other bullet hit the suspect in the jaw.
Both the officer and the suspect were able to walk to an ambulance after the shooting. The suspect was airlifted to an Illinois hospital while the cop was listed in good condition at a local hospital.
The St. Louis area continues to be the center of racial-fueled tension, following the shooting of black teen Mike Brown. Since Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson, there have been a flurry of protests and race riots — many of the anger has been targeted at cops, despite the fact that Wilson was never charged with Brown’s murder.
It is interesting to note that the nation is still up-in-arms over Brown’s death, but when cops are shot the media could not seem to care less.
We will keep you up-to-date on the situation in St. Louis, and any continuing violence that occurs there as the race rioters heat up again.