- 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.

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


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