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Shoplifting suspect shot by officer has 'significant damage'

The shooting happened April 23 outside of a Schnucks in Ladue.

June 06, 2019 - 2:09 pm

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — An attorney for a shoplifting suspect who was shot in April by a suburban St. Louis police officer says she has “significant damage to her internal organs.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the comments came Wednesday during a brief hearing for Ladue Officer Julia Crews. She’s charged with second-degree assault for shooting Ashley Hall. The judge set the next hearing for July 3, but prosecutors likely will seek a grand jury indictment before then.

The shooting happened April 23 outside a grocery store in Ladue, one of Missouri’s wealthiest communities. Crews told investigators she meant to use a stun gun to stop Hall from fleeing, but accidentally drew her gun.

Hall’s lawyer, Bill Holland, said the 33-year-old mother of five “continues to recuperate at home with her family.”