Officer shot Saturday in St. Louis dies from injuries

Tamarris L. Bohannon.
Tamarris L. Bohannon.(St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)
Published: Aug. 30, 2020 at 8:36 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2020 at 8:47 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS (KY3) - An officer shot Saturday in St. Louis has died from injuries, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

The officer was identified as Tamarris L. Bohannon, according to the department. He had 3 1/2 years of experience with the department.

Police say Bohannon was shot in the head while responding to a shooting on the city’s south side. He was sent to the hospital in critical condition Saturday.

A gunman fired shots Saturday in the South Grand neighborhood near Tower Grove Park, striking two officers. A second officer who was shot in the leg and released from the hospital after treatment.

Police say a 43-year-old suspect was taken into custody Sunday morning. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief John Hayden said the gunman ordered a family out of their home at gunpoint and barricaded himself inside for almost 12 hours.

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement:

“Abby and I send our condolences to Officer Bohannon’s family and his fellow officers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Bohannon rushed to the scene of a dangerous situation to protect innocent lives. He demonstrated the courage and selflessness that make law enforcement officers truly exceptional. In the wake of this tragedy, we are once again reminded of the sacrifices law enforcement officers and their families make every day. They deserve our unwavering support and eternal gratitude for their service.”

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