The motivation behind this is unknown at this point. But 3, and possibly 4 officers have been shot in drive by shootings in the last 24 hours. One officer has been killed, the others are expected to survive.
One suspect has been killed in a shootout with Police. Without suspects in custody it is very difficult to know the why of this. If this is somehow coordinated, or for whatever reason, I add my small voice to that of a lot of other folks…Please stop.
Randomly selecting some officer on the street for some perverted version of “justice” means that 9 out of 10 times the Cop getting shot isn’t guilty of anything more than wearing the uniform and trying to do the job.
To the shooters. If you are doing this to make some sort of statement, you are in all likelihood killing the innocent.
If the goal is to somehow help the minority communities in this country, then you would be far more effective in killing Trumpazoids. They are the real danger to our country, continued freedom, and form of government.
Three police officers in three different states were shot in apparently unprovoked attacks in a 12-hour period Sunday, attacks described as “targeted” and “ambush”-style by officials.
The first and only fatal shooting took place just before noon in San Antonio, directly outside the police station, as a 20-year veteran of the police department issued a traffic ticket from inside his patrol car. The assailant, seemingly unconnected to the original motorist, shot the officer twice in the head before fleeing in a black car. No suspect is in custody.
The second shooting was reported at about 7:30 Sunday evening in the city of St. Louis. A 46-year-old officer was sitting in traffic in his patrol car when another car pulled up alongside him. Someone inside shot the officer twice in the face then fled. The 19-year-old suspect was later shot and killed by police when authorities say he fired at officers searching for him. The officer who was shot in the face is expected to survive.
At 8 p.m., the third ambush-style shooting shocked the small coastal Florida town of Sanibel, where for the first time in the city’s history an officer was shot in the line of duty. Like the attack in San Antonio, the Florida officer was sitting in his car after a “routine traffic stop” when, according to the News-Press, a “drive-by shooter” opened fire. The injured officer was treated and released from a hospital, officials said, and the suspect was arrested after a shootout with police.
Sunday’s targeted shootings are the most recent in a string of similar attacks that have made headlines this year, beginning with the most extreme of them all, the ambush-style killings of five Dallas police officers in July. Since then, at least a dozen officers have been shot in what officials have called unprovoked attacks.
At least five other officers have been targeted and shot just this month; two fatally in Iowa; one fatally and another non-fatally in Pennsylvania; and one fatally in California.
At a news conference in San Antonio Sunday afternoon, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said the shooting there was “shocking and sobering,” and asked the community to remain “calm and prayerful” as authorities continued their search for the gunman.
Police Chief William McManus described the suspect as a dark-complected, slim male in his twenties or thirties. Witnesses described the man as dressed in gray pants and a gray shirt, and surveillance photos show him leaving the scene in a black sedan with chrome rims and tinted windows.
“We consider this person extremely dangerous and a clear threat to law enforcement officers and the public,” McManus said.
Later, police published a photo seeking help in identifying a man “in connection” with the shooting, describing him as a “black male, 20-30 years old, 5’7-6′, tall, slim build with a goatee.” It was not clear if the two descriptions were of the same person.
Until the suspect is caught, the police chief said that all officers have been ordered to only conduct traffic stops if they have “cover” from another officer.