A Missouri officer shot on a call in North St. Louis County has died, according to police, and a suspect is detained. Officer Michael Langsdorf has been with the North County Police Cooperative for three months, was identified as the officer who was shot and killed when he responded to a business for a bad check. This was announced by department head John Buchannan to reporters on Sunday.
Chief Buchannan spoke with reporters outside a hospital in St. Louis where Langsdorf had been arrested after the shootings. Buchannan said, a weapon was salvaged from the scene.
He said Langsdorf had responded to a deal in Wellston about a 15-minute drive from St. Louis around 4:30 am, and about five minutes later a phone call had come in for "one of our officers dropped out."
The Maryland Heights Police Department, also located in St. Louis County, tweeted Sunday: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of a Cooperative Police officer in North County. This is a pointless tragedy that did not happen. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of the officer. "
Buchannan said the investigation was ongoing and more information would be released on Monday morning.