Florida Cop Killed in Tarpon Springs Shooting; Suspect Arrested


A shooting in Tarpon Springs, Fla., has left one police officer dead.

According to USA Today, police were called in for a noise ordinance complaint at around 3:00 a.m. A man was said to have been loudly banging on people’s doors.

When the officers arrived to the Tarpon Springs apartment complex, they reportedly confronted the man in question, who allegedly then opened fire on one of the officers. The officer was fatally injured.

After the shooting, the man apparently fled the scene. Police ultimately caught up with him, though, and he is now reportedly in custody.

A news conference regarding this shooting is set to take place later today.

This incident comes on the heels of another police-related shooting, that one in New York, which left two police officers dead.

Sources: USA Today, NBC News, Bay News 9 / Photo Credit: WikiCommons


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