St. Louis County, MO (KTRS) The St. Louis County Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.
Police have confirmed that the 33-year-old Blake Snyder who was allegedly shot by a suspect Thursday morning has died. A police spokesperson released this message on the officer’s death: “It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that our officer has died from his injuries.”
Police say this went down at just after 5 a.m. after two officers responded to a disturbance call in the 10000 block of Arno Drive in Green Park. According to investigators, almost immediately upon officers’ arrival, the suspect of the disturbance opened fire, striking Snyder. A second officer on scene returned fire, striking the suspect.
Snyder had served with the department for the past four years.
The suspect remains in critical condition.
This is the first line of duty death for the St. Louis County Police Department since the death of Sergeant Richard Weinhold on October 31, 2000.