Missouri police officer shot, suspect in custody after 'Blue Alert'

The officer is expected to recover

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A Missouri police officer was shot Thursday during a traffic stop but was expected to recover, authorities said. 

The St. Peters Police Department said one of its officers was shot around 5:40 p.m. in the 3000 block of Mid Rivers Mall Drive in the St. Louis suburb.

The officer was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Authorities did not disclose what led to the shooting.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued a Blue Alert for a Blue Chevy Trailblazer connected to the suspect, who was later taken into custody.

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