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Posted: 7/5/2012 4:12:03 PM EDT
Alton, IL (KSDK) - A 20-year-old woman who was shot in a police patrol car Wednesday morning killed herself, according to the medical examiner's preliminary report.

The St. Louis County Police Department said Stephanie Hicks got into a struggle with an Alton police officer over his weapon while in his vehicle.  Hicks was shot in the head and died.



More at link

Heads up...This article has a video which will autoplay with volume on. Its annoying as all hell to me, but you can click the volume button on the video player to shut it off....

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/327083/3/Medical-examiner-Alton-woman-shot-in-patrol-car-killed-herself


Another link to the story:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-chief-says-alton-officer-did-not-violate-policies-before/article_75fbb3e8-c5fd-11e1-b9d4-0019bb30f31a.html


ST. LOUIS COUNTY • An Alton police officer whose pistol was wrestled away by a woman who used it to kill herself inside his patrol car did not violate department procedures, his chief, David Hayes, said this afternoon.

St. Louis County police, in whose jurisdiction the incident occurred, said earlier today their investigation showed that Stephanie Hicks, 20, of the 700 block of Linden Street in Alton, inflicted her own wound about 9 a.m. Wednesday.


I wouldnt count on Alton PD giving courtesy rides any more....
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 4:13:12 PM EDT
[#1]
Back of the head.............two shots............while handcuffed...............
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 4:22:08 PM EDT
[#2]
Quoted:
Back of the head.............two shots............while handcuffed...............


I know youre' joking by the winking smiley face and all...but read the comments from the second link at Stltoday.com.......
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 4:24:01 PM EDT
[#3]
get ready for the shit storm and inquiries .........this is a great platform for NAACP...Rev Al.....Jesse...etc....
Link Posted: 7/5/2012 4:27:21 PM EDT
[#4]
She was white.

No Rev Al, etc.....
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:14:52 AM EDT
[#5]
Quoted:
She was white.

No Rev Al, etc.....


Oh well then that changes everything.....move along now nothing to see here......
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 4:21:15 AM EDT
[#6]
Illinois wins again
Link Posted: 7/6/2012 7:28:27 AM EDT
[#7]
Quoted:
Illinois wins again


Sorta, sorta not.

This actually occurred on the Missouri side of the river......so StL County is investigating it.

I feel terrible for the poor cop who had his gun taken from him that she used to commit suicide with.....

And this story is so freakin unbelievable that my first thought, (probably like everyone elses who read the title of this thread) was that the cop killed her for some reason or another....

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