ARNOLD, Mo. – Authorities say a suburb of St. Louis police officer who was shot in the head by a handcuffed burglary suspect has survived surgery and is in stable condition.
Officer Ryan O’connor was rushed to the St. Anthony’ s Medical Center in St. Louis County on Tuesday after being shot by the 29-year-old Chad Klahs. Jefferson County Sheriff Captain Gary Higginbotham says Klahs apparently fatally shot himself after wounding of the driver.
The police in Arnold, Missouri, posted on Facebook late Tuesday that O’connor “against all odds” has “fought by the horrific incidents” and “remains in stable condition.” Higginbotham told KTVI-TV that O ‘ Connor created by means of surgery.
The hospital referred questions about the wounded officer law enforcement early Wednesday. The sheriff’s office and the police have not yet responded to messages left by a reporter from the Associated Press.