Police officer shot near Ferguson; unclear if related to Brown grand jury decision: Police

FERGUSON (Reuters) - A policeman was shot and wounded on Monday evening in University City, a St Louis suburb near Ferguson, Missouri, though it was unclear if the shooting was related to street protests over the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case, police said.

The officer was shot in the arm, and he is expected to recover, but the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available, and a search for the suspect was under way, the St Louis County Police Department said in a message on Twitter.