SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield police officer is hospitalized after being shot. The suspect is still being sought
Police say the officer was responding to a “check person” call in north Springfield about 1:30 a.m. Monday when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer.
Springfield police Capt. Greg Higdon says the suspect fled and has not been apprehended.
Higdon says the officer was being treated for serious injuries but a condition report was not available.
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A description of the shooter and further details were not immediately available.