Police Officer Wounded in Shooting Near Ferguson

It's unclear whether the shooting is related to protests.

— -- A police officer in University City, Missouri, was wounded in a shooting late Monday, but it’s unclear whether the shooting was related to protests in nearby Ferguson, authorities said.

The unidentified officer was shot in the arm and is expected to be OK.

The St. Louis County Police Department confirmed the shooting, saying a search for the suspect is underway.

Local and national protests followed Monday’s announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.