Off-duty officer shot by another officer in north St. Louis

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and local news outlet Fox2Now, a white St. Louis police officer shot a black off-duty officer from his own force after a auto chase ended in a crash outside the off-duty officer’s home.Tate claims his client identified himself as an officer at the time of the incident.A black police officer has been accidentally shot by a white co-worker who “feared for his safety” in the while chasing a vehicle.Officers late Wednesday were chasing three men in a white sedan when the stolen vehicle crashed, forcing its occupants to flee and sparking a shootout with police, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.Police say the on-duty officers initially didn’t recognize him and ordered him to the ground.An off-duty police officer has been shot by another cop in St. Louis’ North Pointe neighborhood.Two of the suspects, both 17-year-old black boys, were arrested at the scene and had their guns seized, while a third escaped and remains at large.The New York Daily News identities the off-duty officer as black and the shooting officer as white.A third policeman arrived and, misreading the situation, fired his weapon, hitting the off duty officer in the arm. The officer who shot him is 36, with eight years of service. The crash reportedly took place just outside the home of an off-duty police officer, who came out to help. O’Toole said at the hospital that the officer was shot in the exchange of gunfire but it was unclear by whom.The cops pulled back but kept up their pursuit until the auto crashed and the driver and passengers fled.Local station Fox 2 Now reported that the incident began shortly after 10 p.m. when a police recognition system spotted a stolen auto from Maryland Heights, spurring the vehicle chase.Mayor Lyda Krewson was at the hospital following the shooting and said she was “happy the officer is in good condition”. “So we have a real problem with that”, Rufus Tate Jr. wrote.”This happens to be the first time in the national discourse that we are aware of where a black professional law enforcement officer is shot and treated as an ordinary black guy on the street”, Tate said.A suspect was hit in the ankle.Officers took on the Carolinas’ only wheelchair softball team to raise money for and empower people with disabilities.