St. Louis police kill gunman
USA - St. Louis Police have killed a gunman they say ambushed an officer in a shooting last weekend. A gunman pulled up in a silver car next to a marked Chevy Tahoe and opened fire, St. Louis Police Department Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters.
The shooting happened hours after a Texas cop was ambushed in a fatal shooting. Police there are still searching for a suspect. One officer, a 46-year-old sergeant who was a 20-year veteran, was shot twice in the head but is expected to survive. “This officer was not trying to pull this car over,” Dotson said. “This officer was driving down the road and was ambushed.” The suspect, who fled the scene, led police on a manhunt that lasted into Monday morning. The St. Louis Police Department had called in special operations forces, SWAT units and helicopter units to assist in tracking down the gunman. According to Dotson, the wounded officer’s gun was still in a holster as the suspect pulled alongside the vehicle. The officer, who looked to his left, told investigators he saw the muzzle flash and felt the glass window shatter against him. After the shooting, the wounded sergeant called 911 dispatch on his radio. Soon, first responders arrived at the scene of the shooting and transported him to a nearby hospital.
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