Homicide

St. Louis County officer critically injured in shooting

  • St. Louis County officers investigate the scene where a fellow county officer and a suspect were shot early on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 on Arno Drive in Green Park, Mo. Police spokesman Benjamin Granda says the officer and suspect are undergoing "life-saving treatment" following the pre-dawn shooting Thursday at a home in Green Park, a small middle class community in south St. Louis County. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

    St. Louis County officers investigate the scene where a fellow county officer and a suspect were shot early on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 on Arno Drive in Green Park, Mo. Police spokesman Benjamin Granda says the officer and suspect are undergoing "life-saving treatment" following the pre-dawn shooting Thursday at a home in Green Park, a small middle class community in south St. Louis County. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis County officers investigate the scene where a fellow county officer and a suspect were shot early on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 on Arno Drive in Green Park Mo. Police spokesman Benjamin Granda says the officer and suspect are undergoing "life-saving treatment" following the pre-dawn shooting Thursday at a home in Green Park, a small middle class community in south St. Louis County. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

    St. Louis County officers investigate the scene where a fellow county officer and a suspect were shot early on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 on Arno Drive in Green Park Mo. Police spokesman Benjamin Granda says the officer and suspect are undergoing "life-saving treatment" following the pre-dawn shooting Thursday at a home in Green Park, a small middle class community in south St. Louis County. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A St. Louis County police officer stands at crime scene tape where a fellow officer and suspect were shot early on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 on Arno Drive in Green Park, Mo. Police spokesman Benjamin Granda says the officer and suspect are undergoing "life-saving treatment" following the pre-dawn shooting Thursday at a home in Green Park, a small middle class community in south St. Louis County. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

    A St. Louis County police officer stands at crime scene tape where a fellow officer and suspect were shot early on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 on Arno Drive in Green Park, Mo. Police spokesman Benjamin Granda says the officer and suspect are undergoing "life-saving treatment" following the pre-dawn shooting Thursday at a home in Green Park, a small middle class community in south St. Louis County. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A St. Louis County police officer and a suspect are both critically injured after exchanging gunfire.

The shooting happened about 5:15 a.m. Thursday in the small municipality of Green Park in south St. Louis County. Police were called there about a disturbance.

Police spokesman Sgt. Shawn McGuire says investigators are still gathering information. Another police spokesman, Benjamin Granda, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2e52Va8 ) that the suspect and the officer are both critically hurt but still alive. Granda says he doesn't know who fired the first shot.

Granda says Police Chief Jon Belmar is at the hospital with the officer's family.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com