In the same 24 hour-period that two NYPD officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn, another police officer was shot dead in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
The shooting took place around 3 A.M. this morning in Glen’s Eureka Apartments on Grand Boulevard near Tampa Bay.
According to WTSP, police were called to the scene of the crime due to a noise complaint, as the suspect was said to have been banging on residential doors in the apartment complex.
He then shot one of the cops that arrived, before attempting to flee in a vehicle. Police were able to catch up with the suspect, and he is now in custody. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the Tarpon Springs Police Department are currently investigating the case.
We pray for the policeman’s family during this tragic time and will keep you updated.
SOURCE: WTSP | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty