4 cops shot in 24 hours in 4 cities; 2 shootings being called 'targeted attacks'
Four law enforcement officers were shot in less than 24 hours. Two of those attacks are being called "targeted."
In San Antonio, police are looking for a suspect who shot a 20-year veteran twice in the head.
Police say the man had pulled over a driver for a traffic infraction near the San Antonio Police HQs. Detective Marconi was in his car writing up the ticket when a black vehicle pulled up behind his patrol vehicle. The man then walked up to the driver's window of the patrol vehicle and fired once, shooting Detective Marconi in the head. He reached in again, and fired a second time.
The suspect then returned to his vehicle, drove through the police parking lot and left the scene. The search for that suspect continues.
A St. Louis police sergeant was hospitalized in critical condition but expected to survive after being shot Sunday night in what the police chief called an "ambush."
Police Chief Sam Dotson said the 46-year-old officer was shot twice in the face. The male suspect was later killed in a shootout with police.
In Missouri, another officer was shot following a traffic stop.
According to police, a Gladstone officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Police say the passenger ran from the vehicle and Gladstone officers pursued the suspect on foot.
It was then when the man opened fire, hitting the cop. The suspect, described as a man in his late teens, was fatally wounded.
In Florida, a Sanibel city police officer was shot following a routine traffic stop Sunday night.
That suspect was caught shortly after.