St. Louis police officer dies from gunshot wound


Posted on: January 24th, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — A police officer was shot and killed in St. Louis, authorities said.

The Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis said via Twitter early Thursday morning that one of its officers had been hospitalized for a gunshot wound.

An SLMPD officer has been transported to an area hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. no information on a condition. We will provide additional information as it comes available.

— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) January 24, 2019

About an hour later, the police department revealed that the female officer had died.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that the officer transported to the hospital has succumbed to her injuries. We ask that you keep the officer’s family and the entire SLMPD in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of our officer and friend,” the department tweeted.

We are deeply saddened to announce that the officer transported to the hospital has succumbed to her injuries. We ask that you keep the officer’s family and the entire SLMPD in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of our officer and friend. pic.twitter.com/NGcU4tpXiU

— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) January 24, 2019

It’s the second law enforcement officer in the United States this week to die from gunfire in the line of duty. Officer Sean Tuder was shot and killed Sunday attempting to serve an arrest warrant in Mobile, Alabama.

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