Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Police Officer Injured in Fatal Shooting of Suspect Identified

Lt. Roger Allen, of the Florence PD, was injured in a fatal shooting on Tuesday morning/provided

A Florence police officer is injured and a suspect is dead after an investigation of drug activity at a motel on Tuesday morning.

The Florence Police Department has identified the officer as 13-year veteran Lt. Roger Allen. According to a report by The River City News, Allen was dispatched to the Super 8 Motel on Dream Street in Florence to investigate drug activity in progress.

One of the three individuals Allen confronted reported produced an automatic weapon and proceeded to fire at the officer. Allen returned fire, killing the suspect on scene.

Florence Police say more information will be released when it is available.

- Staff report

h/t RCN

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