Arrest made in connection to hit-and-run of Missouri police officer

Published: Mar. 31, 2016 at 10:34 AM CDT
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Florissant police have arrested Darnell Murphy in connection to a hit-and-run on a Florissant officer late last week.

The officer was injured when he was conducting a traffic stop in Florissant on March 25.

The incident occurred in the 250 block of South New Florissant Road when the suspect's vehicle struck the officer and took off around 4:30 a.m., according to police.

After being struck, the officer drove himself to the hospital, where he underwent an evaluation and was released. He suffered a minor knee injury and is expected to make a full recovery.

Darnell turned himself in on Tuesday for an assault on a law enforcement officer charge.