ARNOLD , Missouri- The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that two police officers were shot in the face with buckshot, but suffered non-life threatening injuries near Fox Elementary School on Friday afternoon, putting the elementary school on lock down.
Arnold police Det. Lt. James Jones said a 52-year-old man was taken into custody following the shooting that occurred at about 2:38 p.m. as officers were responding to a call for a “disturbance” in the 2000 block of Plaza Drive at Jeffco Esates.
The suspect was taken to the hospital, too, but officers did not return fire, Jones said. The nature of his condition is unknown.
Jones said police found a long gun at the scene.
Jones said the officers radioed in that they had been shot, they were conscious and breathing at the scene. They arrived in separate cars, Jones said.
The officers were taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital for their injuries. A police source said the officers were shot in the face with buckshot.
St. Louis County police were blocking traffic near Meramec Bottom Road at Lemay Ferry Road.