Glasgow Village, MO (KTVI) - An off duty St. Louis City police officer has been shot in the abdomen at a home in St. Louis County. The officer was shot during a home invasion on Lookaway Drive in north St. Louis. He is a 45-year-old man who has been serving with the department for 23 years with the rank of Sergeant.
Two young men broke into house that sits right on the St. Louis City of St. Louis County line. The house happens to belong to a St. Louis City Police Sergeant.
The officer walked in on the two suspects in the home. One of the suspects reportedly shot him. The suspects then ran from the scene.
Since then there's been a massive manhunt including tactical forces from St. Louis City and St. Louis County, canine units, a helicopter and undercover officers searching the neighborhoods surrounding the spot. St. Louis County officer Rick Eckhard explained they don't have much of a description to go on.
"We are just searching in the rain looking for two suspects. Unfortunately, we have very vague description at this time of two black males. One wearing a multicolored shirt. We're in the woods right now looking for these individuals. We have dogs tracking. We havea lot of officers looking for these suspects." said Officer Rick Eckhard.
The officer was alive, alert and breathing while being transported to the hospital. He is still in surgery and his family is with him there.
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