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STL police officer shot in shoulder

By KWMU

St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis police officer is recovering after being shot early Tuesday morning amidst a hail of bullets.

Detective Justin Johnson, 30, was shot in the shoulder; his partner wasn't hurt.

The two detectives, who are assigned to the department's anti-crime task force, had been following a car that was driving erratically. Once the shooting started, the officers were able to back away in their squad car, but damage from bullets soon made the car inoperable.

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