ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A St. Louis police officer shot in the head while responding to a Saturday night call has died, police confirmed late Sunday.
Tamarris L. Bohannon, 29, had been with the department for nearly four years and was searching for a shooting victim in the Tower Grove South neighborhood around 6 p.m. Saturday when the suspected gunman shot him in the head before barricading himself inside a home. He had been listed in “grave” condition since arriving at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis Today reported.
The shooter reportedly shot a second officer, who was attempting to render aid to Bohannon, in the leg, before ordering a family out of their home at gunpoint and locking himself inside, KDSK reported.
The 12-hour standoff ended just before 6 a.m. Sunday with the unidentified suspect taken into custody, and no other people were harmed, St. Louis Today reported.
Bohannon, 29, is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. All three of his children are younger than 10, KDSK reported.
“This is a horrific reminder of the dangers our brave men and women willingly face every day to keep us safe,” St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said in a prepared statement, adding that she knows his family is “immensely proud of the way he selflessly served and protected our community with distinction and honor for more than three years.”
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