Charges Filed in Shooting of Off-duty Officer in Ferguson
The man suspected of shooting an off-duty police officer at a Walmart store in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson faces charges including first-degree assault.
St. Louis County police said in a news release Wednesday that 20-year-old Fhontez Mitchell, of Ferguson, is being held on $1 million cash-only bond. Mitchell was arrested Tuesday after a manhunt.
The officer works for the police department in Calverton Park, which is near Ferguson. He was working as a security guard Sunday night when police say he was shot three times by Mitchell, a suspected shoplifter.
The officer has been released from the hospital.