Surge: 4 cops shot in 24 hrs in incidents across country; 3 considered targeted killings

Surge: 4 cops shot in 24 hrs in incidents across country; 3 considered targeted killings
Slain officer and his suspected killer (Images: Left, San Antonio Police Department, right, surveillance vide)

Yesterday a San Antonio police officer was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop. In the past 24 hours, three more police officers have been shot across the country, with two of them considered to be targeted shootings, according to investigators. Another officer that was caught in this string of attacks against law enforcement, got shot twice in the face, but is expected to survive. Regardless, police are on high alert (via CBS News):

In St. Louis, a police sergeant was hospitalized in critical condition but expected to survive after being shot twice in the face Sunday night in what the police chief called an “ambush.” Police reported early Monday that the suspect was later killed in a shootout with police. …Police Chief Sam Dotson said the 46-year-old sergeant, a married father of three and 20-year veteran of the department, was shot twice in the face. …

An officer with the Gladstone, Missouri, police department near Kansas City was shot, along with a suspect. A Sanibel, Florida, officer was shot in the shoulder during a traffic stop Sunday night, and was treated for his injuries and released.


Ten days after the Dallas attack, a man wearing a ski mask and armed with two rifles and a pistol killed three officers near a gas station and convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And earlier this month, two Des Moines, Iowa-area police officers were fatally shot in separate ambush-style attacks while sitting in their patrol cars.

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