Illinois police officer dies after shooting near St. Louis
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer was shot to death 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 Timmins 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.
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 Timmins.
The suspect was taken into custody.
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