(PoliticalLookout.com)- A police officer from St. Louis died on Sunday after being shot in the head. Tamarris L. Bohannon died following a call to an incident on Saturday night. He and another officer were shot at around 6 p.m. after responding to a call of shots being fired. The two officers were searching for a victim when they were targeted and received gunshot wounds.
Another officer received shots in the leg while he ran to try and help Bohannon who was shot in the head.
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief John Hayden told local media that the violence started when a man in the city ordered a family to leave their home, brandishing a gun. When the family left the home, he barricaded himself inside the property. Police officers were able to apprehend and arrest the ban just before 6 a.m. on Sunday.
Chief John Hayden said that there have been numerous shootings recently, with some eight officers shot in the line of duty since June 1.
The Mayor of St. Louis, Lyda Krewson, issued a public statement in response to the tragic death of the 29-year-old officer, who had been with the local police department for more than three years.
“I’ve had the privilege of spending some time with his family under these extraordinarily challenging circumstances,” Krewson said. “They’re wonderful people and immensely proud of the way he selflessly served and protected our community with distinction and honor for more than three years.”
It’s important to note that the incident was not connected to ongoing Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, though the death of this black police officer has not been denounced by Black Lives Matter yet. And they probably won’t, given that Black Lives Matter does not support police departments and advocates for their defunding.
Mayor Krewson also said that the incident was a “horrific reminder of the dangers our brave men and women willingly face every day to keep us safe.”
“This is a terrible, senseless tragedy,” she added.
Many black Americans like Bohannon continue to serve the American people and protect communities all over the country. Not that Black Lives Matter wants you to know about it.