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Surveillance footage of man suspected of shooting an off-duty officer at a Ferguson Walmart on Feb. 16, 2020 (Photo: St. Louis County PD)

Arrest made in shooting of off-duty officer in Ferguson

(AP) — The man suspected of shooting an off-duty police officer at a Walmart store in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is now in custody.

St. Louis County police spokesman Benjamin Granda says the 20-year-old suspect was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect had been the subject of a manhunt since the shooting Sunday night. The officer works for the police department in Calverton Park, which is near Ferguson, and was working a second job as a security guard at the store when he was shot by a suspected shoplifter.

A protective vest saved the officer, who has been released from the hospital.

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