- 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 (https://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.

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

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