ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in St. Louis say two juveniles have been arrested in the shooting of an off-duty police officer.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting happened around midnight Sunday, while the officer was working as a security officer downtown.
The officer was shot in the arm and is expected to make a full recovery. St. Louis police Major Eric Larson says the off-duty officer was in plain clothes and vest marked “POLICE” when he spotted two people approaching him, and one began firing a gun.
The officer did not return fire and sent out an “officer-in-need-of-aid” call. Larson said officers later arrested two juveniles but did not give their names or ages.
Police also did not release the injured officer’s name.