6 police officers shot in 3 US cities Friday night, 1 dead and 1 in 'grave critical condition'

ABC News | 8/19/2017 | Staff
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Six law enforcement officers on Friday night were shot -- two are confirmed dead -- in three different U.S. cities, their respective agencies have confirmed.

In central Florida, two Kissimmee Police Department officers were shot, chief Jeffrey O'Dell said at a press conference early Saturday morning.

Officer - Matthew - Baxter - Veteran - Officer

Officer Matthew Baxter, a three-year veteran, died. The other officer, 10-year veteran Sgt. Sam Howard, is in "grave critical condition and the prognosis does not look good," O'Dell said.

Gov. Rick Scott erroneously tweeted late Friday night that both officers had died.

Suspects - Run - Officers - Persons

One of the four suspects remains on the run. The officers were investigating suspicious persons.

President Trump reacted to the Kissimmee shootings, tweeting, "My thoughts and prayers are with the @KissimmeePolice and their loved ones. We are with you! #LESM"

Gov - Scott - Prayers - @ - Kissimmeepolice

Gov. Scott tweeted, "Our prayers are with all of @kissimmeepolice & their loved ones."

A subsequent tweet read, "Our law enforcement officers are true heroes and we will miss these brave Floridians."

Kissimmee - Miles - Orlando

Kissimmee is located about about 23 miles south of Orlando.

In northeastern Florida, two officers were shot, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced.


One officer is in critical...
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