U.S. Marshal dies from gunshot wounds

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP)-The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington says a deputy marshal shot in the head during a St. Louis gun battle has died of his wounds at a hospital.

The agency says Deputy U.S. Marshal John Perry died of gunshot wounds at 7 p.m. at Saint Louis University Hospital.

The 48-year-old man had been with the U.S. Marshals for almost 10 years.

Authorities say the suspect, Carlos Boles, shot Perry and two other law enforcement officers as they were trying to arrest Boles on charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer and drug possession.

Boles was killed in the exchange. The other two law enforcement officers survived.

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