Monday, October 5, 2009

The Big Bloody: Off-Duty Cop, Two Others Shot in Early Morning Robbery

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Updated at 1 p.m.

A 27-year-old female police officer was shot early this morning in 900 block of Hickory Street just south of downtown. 

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A struggle ensued, with one of the home's occupants -- identified as 34-year-old Gina Stallis of the 6300 block of Juniata -- receiving a gunshot would to the chest. Stallis later died at a local hospital. 

The female officer was also shot at least three times, and is listed in critical condition. She is a two-year veteran of the police force. Her 29-year-old boyfriend was shot in the neck and is in serious condition.

Police say they have arrested two suspects. The first is a 16-year-old teen who checked himself into a hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand and was detained shortly after his release. 

The other suspect is a 22-year-old male who police say they apprehended in a car near Barnes Hospital, where Kingshighway enters Forest Park. The police report discovering two weapons as well as stolen property. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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