St. Louis officer accidentally shot, killed by fellow officer
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities say a St. Louis police officer has accidentally shot and killed another officer.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Thursday when two on-duty male officers went to one of their homes during their shift. Police Chief John Hayden said during a news conference that 24-year-old Katlyn Alix was shot in the chest when she stopped by the home.
The male officers took her to a hospital, where she died. Mayor Lyda Krewson described the shooting as "terribly sad" in a tweet.
No other details were immediately released, including why the officers were at the same home when the shooting happened. Overall crime in the Carondelet neighborhood where the shooting happened has been up in recent months.
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