St. Louis officer dies after being shot by gunman
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A St. Louis police officer who was a “hero” to his family died Sunday after being shot in the head by a barricaded gunman on the city’s south side, authorities said.
Officer Tamarris L. Bohannon, 29, had been with the department for 3½ years.
A second officer who was shot in the leg was treated and released after the shooting around 6 p.m., St. Louis Police Department spokeswoman Officer Michelle Woodling said.
The 43-year-old suspect was taken into custody Sunday morning, Woodling said.
Mayor Lyda Krewson said in a statement Sunday night that she was “heartbroken” at Bohannon’s death. “I’ve had the privilege of spending some time with his family under these extraordinarily challenging circumstances. They’re wonderful people and immensely proud of the way he selflessly served and protected our community with distinction and honor for more than three years.”