Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Shot Amid Continuing Protests


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A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night, a senior local police source with official knowledge of the situation tells NBC News.

The officer was shot close to the area impacted by protests last month in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, according to the source. The officer’s condition was not immediately known.

An officer interrupted a burglary at a business on Saturday night and was shot in the arm once before the suspect ran off, a spokesman with the Devin James Group, a public relations firm, told NBC News. The Ferguson Police Department directed media calls regarding the incident on Saturday night to the group, which is not releasing the name of the business at this time.

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An unidentified cop was shot in the arm in the town where Michael Brown was slain…

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