BREAKING: Manhunt under way for suspect who shot officer during Ferguson protest

Reports are coming in through social media and news sources that an officer was shot in the arm during a Ferguson protest, and the assailant ran away.

From the St. Louis Dispatch:

The officer, a woman, is still alive, Schellman said.

The shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue in Ferguson, near the new Ferguson Community Center.

Dozens of police cars from numerous jurisdictions converged on the area after the shooting. The shooter is reported to have fled into nearby woods.

Some reports from Twitter eyewitnesses:

Chief Jackson tells me #Ferguson officer was on routine patrol when he confronted two men breaking into a business, one pulled gun

— Christine Byers (@ChristineDByers) September 28, 2014


Reports of more shots fired at a different location:


It appears that the police are saying that the officer shot was a male not a female, as we previously reported.


Another shooting?

Black dodge charger fired on officer returning home from work. Officer fired back damage to the care #PoliceScanner #Ferguson

— Stephen J. (@blackismy) September 28, 2014

Check back for updates as information is available.

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