- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield police say they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of an officer.

The Springfield News-Leader (https://sgfnow.co/1H49oKQ ) reports 30-year-old officer Aaron Pearson was seriously injured after being shot during an investigation early Monday into suspicious activity behind a closed business, where three people were hanging out.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he remained Monday night.

Police say officers searched around seven hours to find the man suspected of shooting Pearson. Authorities say a man was arrested less than a block away from where Pearson was shot.

Police Chief Paul Williams announced the man is the focus of detectives’ investigation of the shooting and no other suspects are being sought.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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