Bond hearing postponed for man accused of shooting Ballwin officer
CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – The man accused of shooting Ballwin police Officer Mike Flamion will be back in court next week.
Antonio Taylor remains behind bars inside the St. Louis County Justice Center. He was scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning for a bond hearing, but that hearing has been postponed until Monday.
Prosecutors want Taylor’s $500,000 cash-only bond increased to $1 million due to the severity of Officer Flamion’s injuries. Flamion was paralyzed from the neck down after the July 8 shooting.
Flamion pulled Taylor over for speeding on New Ballwin Road. As Flamion walked back to his patrol car to do paperwork, Taylor allegedly ran from his car and fired at Flamion three times. One of the shots hit Flamion in the neck, severing his spine.
Taylor was charged with assault on a police officer, armed criminal action, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
In the meantime, there has been an outpouring of support for Flamion and the Ballwin Police Department since the shooting.