A St. Louis police officer accidentally shot and killed another officer, authorities said Thursday.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the shooting happened around 1 a.m. CST when two on-duty male officers went to one of their homes during their shift. Police Chief John Hayden said during a news conference that a 24-year-old off-duty officer was shot in the chest when she stopped by the home.
The male officers took her to a hospital, where she died. Mayor Lyda Krewson described the shooting as “terribly sad” in a tweet.