- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police officer shot during a traffic stop has been flown to a rehabilitation hospital in Colorado.

Ballwin Police Officer Michael Flamion, who’s in critical condition, was paralyzed from the neck down after he was shot July 8 during a traffic stop.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://j.mp/2augfAu ) the suspect, Antonio Taylor, is held on $1 million bail on charges of assault upon a police officer, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Ballwin Lt. John Bergfeld said officers from Ballwin, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other departments gathered Wednesday at a Chesterfield airport to see Flamion off. Bergfeld said Flamion was transported in small aircraft modified as an ambulance.

Bergfeld did not disclose the name or location of the Colorado hospital.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com



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