(DAVIESS COUNTY, Mo.) The Trenton police officer that was shot while transporting a prisoner through Daviess County is in critical condition Friday evening.
Missouri State Highway Patrol posted the update on Twitter. The Tweet also says that the suspect, 38-year-old Jamey A. Griffin is in stable condition after receiving a gunshot wound in the hand.
The police officer was shot while transporting Griffin, a prisoner, through Daviess County around 3 p.m. Friday.
According to Sgt. Jake Angle with MSHP, the officer, who is not being identified at this time, was transporting a prisoner on U.S. Route 69 to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph for a mental evaluation when a struggle occurred. Angle said the incident happened inside the officer's vehicle where a struggle over the officer's gun occurred.
The vehicle came to a stop at a gas station near Route 69 in Winston.
During the struggle, the officer was shot in the abdomen. The officer was life-flighted to the hospital and is in critical condition. Griffin was also injured in the struggle and was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound to the hand.
The highway patrol continues to investigate the incident.
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