Updated at 1 p.m.
A 27-year-old female police officer was shot early this morning in 900 block of Hickory Street
just south of downtown.
According to police, the off-duty officer was leaving her boyfriend's home around 1:10 a.m. when two gunmen approached the unnamed officer (who was not in uniform) and her boyfriend. The men forced the couple back into the house where they attempted to rob them and others staying in the home.
|900 block of Hickory Street|
A struggle ensued, with one of the home's occupants -- identified as 34-year-old Gina Stallis of the 6300 block of Juniata -- receiving a gunshot would to the chest. Stallis later died at a local hospital.
The female officer was also shot at least three times, and is listed in critical condition. She is a two-year veteran of the police force. Her 29-year-old boyfriend was shot in the neck and is in serious condition.
Police say they have arrested two suspects. The first is a 16-year-old teen who checked himself into a hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand and was detained shortly after his release.
The other suspect is a 22-year-old male who police say they apprehended in a car near Barnes Hospital, where Kingshighway enters Forest Park. The police report discovering two weapons as well as stolen property.
The investigation is ongoing.