Suspect dead, officer in hospital after shooting in Missouri

Suspect dead, officer in hospital after shooting in Missouri

The suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital, Jefferson County Sheriff Capt. Gary Higgenbotham said on Tuesday.  (Source: KTVI/CNN) The suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital, Jefferson County Sheriff Capt. Gary Higgenbotham said on Tuesday. (Source: KTVI/CNN)

ARNOLD, MO (KTVI/CNN) - A police officer was shot near the Arnold, MO, police department on Tuesday. The 44-year-old officer was rushed to the hospital, and was taken to surgery in critical condition.

The 28-year-old suspect, Chad Klahs, was pronounced dead at the hospital.  Police believe he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Klahs was well known to police, said Capt. Gary Higgenbotham of the Jefferson County Sheriff Department. 

The officer's name is Ryan O'Connor, KTVI reports, saying he had a bullet wound to the back of the head.  

The burglary suspect was being transported to the police station when he shot the officer with a gun he had somehow managed to acquire, the report said. The incident is still under investigation.

Copyright 2017 KTVI via CNN. All rights reserved. 

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