Police: Florida officer shot searching for shooting suspect
May. 18, 2015
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — According to St. Petersburg police an officer shot and killed a suspect after the suspect shot and injured him Sunday evening.
The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1HbCItq ) reports that police said the officer was responding to a call reporting another person shot at about 6:45 p.m. in the Coffee Pot Bayou area of St. Pete. The officer was searching for a suspect when he was shot.
Police said the 18-year-old suspect, Austin Goodner, shot the officer in the leg. According to investigators, the officer returned fire, killing Goodner. Police said the officer was taken to a St. Petersburg hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.
The distance between each scene is about three miles.