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Inmate charged after Trenton officer shot while transporting him in northwest Missouri

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A Trenton, Missouri, police officer remained in critical condition Saturday after being shot in the abdomen Friday afternoon while transporting an inmate to Saint Joseph.

The officer was shot just after 3 p.m. while heading southbound on U.S. Route 69 inside a police vehicle where a struggle occurred, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop H.

Daviess County prosecutors on Saturday charged the inmate, Jamey Aaron Griffin, with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, according to the highway patrol.

Griffin, 38, was shot in the hand, authorities said. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The officer, who has not been named publicly, remained Saturday in critical but stable condition.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol was investigating the shooting.

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Katie Bernard covers Kansas crime, cops and courts for the Kansas City Star. She joined the Star in May of 2019. Katie studied journalism and political science at the University of Kansas.
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