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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.