In St. Louis during a shootout was killed by a police officer. About 7:30 p.m. Sunday, an armed man pulled up in a silver car and opened fire, said the chief of police of St. Louis Sam Dotson.
The murder occurred after a police officer from Texas was ambushed in a fatal shooting. Police are currently searching for a suspect. The suspect, who fled the scene, chased by police on Monday morning. The police Department of St. Louis called the SWAT team and a helicopter unit to assist in apprehending the shooter.
According to Dotson, the gun of the wounded officer was still in the holster when the suspect approached the vehicle. The officer, who was sitting to the left of the victim, told investigators that he saw a flash and felt like glass crashed in front of him.
After the shooting, a wounded Sergeant called 911. Soon, the first ambulance arrived at the scene of the shooting and transported the victim to the nearest hospital. The mayor of St. Louis Francis slay, said that the officer left a wife and three children, he "didn't deserve that."
In a series of tweets, the Governor of Missouri Jay Nixon expressed his support and said, " that the work of law enforcement officers very dangerous."
After searching the suspect, the police eventually tracked him down, he was riding in a friends car. When the police tried to stop the car, the gunman ran and shot once in the patrol car. Officers returned fire and killed the suspect. The investigation is still ongoing, police said.
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