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A police officer from St. Louis was charged with manslaughter for the death of another officer, allegedly by shooting at her during a Russian roulette game.
Katlyn Alix, 24, died on Thursday morning outside the service, according to a possible cause of the St. Louis Police Department.
The statement states that officer Nathaniel Hendren Alix shot into the chest as they swapped a revolver back and forth, and pressed alternately.
"Officer Alix was an enthusiastic and energetic young woman," wrote Police Chief John Hayden on Twitter Thursday about the St. Louis Police Department.
Hendren, who was on duty at the time of the incident, met Alix in her apartment at 750 Dover Pl., According to the statement of Sgt. Richard Hellmeier They played "with firearms" when Hendren produced a revolver, emptied the cylinder and put a cartridge back in.
According to Hellmeier, Hendren first "turned away" the weapon and squeezed the trigger, but the revolver did not shoot. Then Alix took the gun, aimed at Hendren, and squeezed the trigger, but the gun still did not shoot.
On the third shot, Hendren squeezed the trigger while he aimed the gun at Alix, and the gun was fired. Alix died of a bullet wound on his chest.
Kimberly Gardner, the District Attorney for the City of St. Louis, wrote on Friday in a statement that her office had accused Hendren of involuntary manslaughter. The crime is sentenced to three to ten years in prison.
Alix "was an honorable representative of the police department, and she had a bright future," Gardner wrote. According to St. Louis Today, Alix was hired by the department in June 2016.
Alix's mother, Aimee Chadwick, told KMOV that her daughter loved her job as a police officer.
"Katie was unique," she said. "There will never be another Katie, she was the most generous person, friendliest person, if she needed her, she would be there."
Alix spent six years in a military police unit before joining the police in Washington Publishing Reports She married an officer's colleague in October 2018.
Hendrenn's partner, who has not yet been named, was also present during the match.
"I do not play with weapons and that they were police officers," the statement says. "He felt unwell … and started walking."
The partner says he left the room but heard the shot in the apartment and came back to find Alix in the chest.