(AP) — Authorities say a police officer has died after being shot by a man at gas station in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis. Trooper Jayme Bufford with Illinois State Police said Pontoon Beach Officer Tyler Timmons succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.
The officer was shot at around 8 a.m. Tuesday at a Speedway gas station along Route 111 and was rushed to Saint Louis University Hospital. Bufford said the Pontoon Beach officer had approached a car in the gas station’s parking lot because he suspected it had been stolen. Bufford says a man then began firing on Timmons. The suspect was taken into custody. State Police are investigating.