Illinois police officer dies after shooting near St. Louis
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has died after being shot by a man at a gas station in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis.
Trooper Jayme Bufford with Illinois State Police said Pontoon Beach Officer Tyler Timmons succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.
The officer was shot at around 8 a.m. Tuesday at a Speedway gas station along Route 111 and was rushed to Saint Louis University Hospital.
Bufford said the Pontoon Beach officer had approached a car in the gas station’s parking lot because he suspected it had been stolen.
Bufford says a man then began firing on Timmons.
The suspect was taken into custody.
State Police are investigating.
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