St. Louis, MO (KTRS)
St. Louis Police have identified the officer killed early this morning in an accidental shooting as 24-year-old Katlyn Alix. Police say Officer Alix stopped by the south St. Louis home of another officer in the 700 block of Dover Place at around one this morning. Two other officers were at the home and police say one of them mishandled a gun and it discharged, hitting Officer Alix in the chest. She later died at a hospital. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden says it’s unclear which officer fired the gun. The names of the other two officers have not yet been released. In a statement, St. Louis Police say that Officer Alix is survived by her husband, mother, father, sister, a host of other family members and friends in addition to her police family.