St. Louis, Mo. Police Officer ambushed in car, shot in face twice.

A St. Louis Police Officer was shot twice in the face as he was sitting in his patrol vehicle.

The St. Louis police Department is reporting that an officer has been shot in south St. Louis. The shooting happened around 7:30 pm Sunday at Hampton Avenue and Pernod Avenue. The officer has been taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

The officer was sitting in his car at the intersection with the windows rolled up. A vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire at the police vehicle. Bullets broke through the glass and struck officer.

The officer was shot twice in the face. He is in surgery now and expected to survive.

The Sgt. is reported to be married and the father of three children. There is no suspect in custody at this time. When he was shot he was able to radio for assistance.

When other officers arrived the Sgt. was found still seat belted in his patrol vehicle. It is believed that the Sgt. had no one stopped at the time nor was he engaged in any activity at the time to warrant an attack. This was another ambush situation on the officer simply because he is a Police Officer.

The Officer is being treated at Barnes Jewish Hospital, and is in critical condition. He is with his wife and other officers at this time.  The officers injuries are believed to be non-life threatening at this time.

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Scene where Sgt was shot (Photo Credit: David Carson dcarson@post-disptch.com)

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