In the span of just one night on Friday, four police officers were attacked and shot in two different cities in Florida.
In Kissimmee, a city of 59,000 people 23 miles south of Orlando, shooting broke out in what local police said was an ambush. Officer Matthew Baxter, a 3-year police veteran, was killed on the spot, while a second officer, Sam Howard, was gravely injured, Kissimmee police said on Twitter.
The gunfire erupted in the downtown area of the city when the officers were checking suspicious people, responding to a call. The officers did not have the opportunity to return fire as the attack happened suddenly.
“Looks as though it may have been an ambush,” the Kissimmee police chief, Jeff O’Dell, told reporters.
The officers were checking three suspects when a fourth suspect opened fire. Three of the suspects were arrested right away, and the fourth detained later and charged with murder, AP reports, citing police.
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