(NBC News) A Ferguson police officer was shot Saturday night, a senior local police source with official knowledge of the situation tells NBC News.
The officer was shot close to the area impacted by protests last month in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, according to the source.
The officer's condition was not immediately known and it was not immediately clear what the circumstances were that led up to the officer being shot. Tim Zoll with the Ferguson Police Department told NBC affiliate NewsChannel 5 in St. Louis that the officer was shot in the arm.
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