St. Louis police officer shot in face, expected to survive

Published: Nov. 20, 2016 at 8:48 PM CST
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A St. Louis police officer has been shot.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting took place around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, a half-block south of the St. Louis Police Officers Association Union Hall.

The St. Louis Police issued a statement saying the officer "is conscious and being treated at a hospital."

The Post-Dispatch reports police said he was shot twice in the face and was in serious condition, but is expected to live.

Shattered glass from the driver's side window of the officer's SUV could be seen on the street.

Police are searching for a car that matches the description of a car taken in a carjacking Saturday. A car pulled up beside the officer's SUV, and the officer thought the driver was going to ask him a question, a source told the Post-Dispatch.

A police detective in San Antonio, Texas, was fatally shot Sunday morning while writing a ticket in his squad car. In that incident, a car stopped behind the officer's vehicle and the driver walked up to the driver's window and shot the officer, according to police.