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Illinois police officer dies after shooting near St. Louis

Authorities say a police officer was shot to death by a man at a gas station in an Illinois...
Authorities say a police officer was shot to death by a man at a gas station in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis.(WAFB)
Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 12:39 PM CDT
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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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