3 Police Officers Shot in Sanibel. FL, St. Louis. MO, 1 Officer Killed in San Antonio, TX

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WAR ON POLICE-Three police officers have been shot and one officer was killed in what appear to be ambush style attacks against law enforcement officers across the country.

San Antonio, TX A San Antonio police officer was fatally shot Sunday while writing a traffic ticket outside of police headquarters, authorities said.

San Antonio police Chief William McManus said the officer, Benjamin Marconi, 50, was killed late Sunday morning. He says the suspect has not yet been apprehended and a motive is not known.

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McManus says Marconi had pulled over a vehicle and while he was inside his vehicle writing a ticket, a vehicle pulled up behind him. He says the driver of that vehicle got out, walked up to the officer’s driver-side window and shot the officer in the head.

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Police released a photo of a person seen on surveillance video that is believed to have information about the crime.

“This is everyone’s worst nightmare,” he said.

Marconi was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was a 20-year veteran of the police force.

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Police are looking for a black car with a driver wearing a hoodie, baggy pants and a beard, police said.

The shooting came less than five months after a gunman killed five officers in Dallas who were working a protest about the fatal police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. It was the deadliest day for American law enforcement since Sept. 11, 2001.

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ST. LOUIS POLICE OFFICER Shot Twice in Face in AMBUSH-STYLE SHOOTING!

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St. Louis. MO A man being sought as a suspect in the shooting of a St. Louis police officer Sunday night was shot and killed in a shootout with police early Monday.

Undercover officers had found the suspect’s car abandoned at a parking garage at Laclede’s Landing, police said. A woman had picked him up there and officers tracked their vehicle to the intersection of Smiley and Leola avenues in St. Louis. The suspect, about 19 years old, apparently realized he was being followed, jumped out of the car and fired a shot at the officers, striking the windshield of their pickup truck.

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The suspect ran and officers pursued. He was killed in front of a house about 100 yards up the street, police said, about 12:45 a.m.
The suspect’s identity was not immediately released. The woman was in custody.

He was being sought for questioning in the shooting of a St. Louis police sergeant about 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Hampton and Pernod avenues. A driver had pulled up next to the sergeant’s SUV and opened fire.

“He was targeted because he was a police officer,” Mayor Francis Slay said at a press conference at Barnes Jewish Hospital. “He didn’t stop anybody. He didn’t point a gun at anybody.”

Police said the sergeant, 46, had been shot twice in the face and was conscious. He was in critical but stable condition and expected to live. He is a 20-year veteran of the department.

The shooting in St. Louis comes on the same day that a police officer in San Antonio was shot to death while writing a ticket. Also, a police officer in Sanibel, Fla., was shot and wounded as he conducted a traffic stop Sunday evening. And late Sunday, a police officer and a suspect were shot during a traffic stop about 10:30 p.m. in the Kansas City suburb of Gladstone, Mo. That officer is expected to recover; no information on the shooter was available.

When police arrived at the shooting scene in St. Louis, the sergeant was sitting in his SUV, his seatbelt was fastened and his gun was holstered.
“He didn’t have time to react to this threat,” Police Chief Sam Dotson said.

A source told the Post-Dispatch that the sergeant said a car had pulled up beside his SUV and the officer thought the driver was going to ask him a question. Instead, the person in the car fired at the officer.

The sergeant did not get a good look at the shooter, the source said.

“The officer says he saw the muzzle flashes and felt the glass breaking in his window as the shots came through and struck him in the head,” Dotson said.

The police sergeant has two bullets lodged in his face, one near his nose, the other in his cheek, a source told the Post-Dispatch. The officer has three children and works out of the Second District.

When other police arrived at the scene, the sergeant’s SUV was in the left lane on Hampton facing south. Shattered glass from the driver’s side window could be seen on the street.

Police thought the car involved in the shooting may have been connected to a car taken in a carjacking Saturday in the Affton area, a source said. Police said the suspect in the Affton case also was being sought for questioning in a homicide Saturday in St. Louis. In that case, firefighters responding to a car fire found a man who had been shot in the head in the 500 block of West Poepping Street. Continue Reading

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A police officer was shot in in a drive-by assassination attempt in Sanibel, Florida

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Sanibel FL. Sanibel Police officials say the suspect who shot a police officer on the island Sunday evening is in custody.

The suspect was taken into custody in the Dunes neighborhood after exchanging gunfire with officers from the Sanibel Police Department.

According to police, an officer was shot and injured during a drive-by while conducting a traffic stop around 8 p.m. Sources identified the officer as Jarred Ciccone.

The suspect fled the scene and was located in the 1400 block of Sandcastle Road.

Residents of the Dunes neighborhood were told to lock their doors and stay away from all windows. The police department has given the neighborhood the all clear.

Officer Ciccone was taken to the Lee Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. We learned Officer Ciccone has been a member of the Sanibel Police Department for a number of years. In fact, in May of last year, he was named Officer of the Year by the Lee County Bar Association for using a defibrillator to save a woman’s life.

The Sanibel Causeway and Periwinkle Roads were shut down. The Causeway has since reopened. Police say Sanibel traffic will remain impacted as the department works three separate crime scenes.

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