Updated: Retired St. Louis officer shot during robbery attempt

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago Monday, October 29 2018 Oct 29, 2018 Monday, October 29, 2018 9:58:00 AM CDT October 29, 2018 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A retired St. Louis police sergeant is dead after a street shootout with a gunman.

Chief John Hayden on Monday fought back tears as he announced the death. The 67-year-old victim's name has not been released but Hayden says he was part of a police family — three of his siblings also were officers.

The shooting happened about 7:30 a.m. Monday near Tower Grove Park. Hayden says the victim had dropped off his wife and was parking his car when a gunman approached.

The victim and the gunman exchanged shots. The gunman got away in an SUV.

Later, an SUV dropped off a gunshot victim at an emergency room. Two other people in the SUV are in custody and are being questioned.

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