- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A man accused of shooting a suburban St. Louis police officer, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, is already jailed on $500,000 bond, and prosecutors want the amount to be even higher.

A Wednesday hearing on the request to increase the bond amount was postponed until Monday to allow the public defender representing 31-year-old Antonio Taylor more time to prepare.

Taylor, of St. Louis, is accused of shooting Ballwin officer Michael Flamion in the neck during a traffic stop earlier this month. He is charged with first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer and other counts.

Ed Magee, spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney’s office, says Flamion’s severe injuries and Taylor’s long criminal record are reasons the bond increase is being sought.

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