Florida Police Officer Shot While Responding to Shooting

Police Shooting
Posted at 10:22 PM, May 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-17 22:22:00-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - According to St. Petersburg police an officer shot and killed a suspect after the suspect shot and injured him Sunday evening.

The Tampa Bay Times ( ) reports that police said the officer was responding to a call reporting another person shot at about 6:45 p.m. in the Coffee Pot Bayou area of St. Pete. The officer was searching for a suspect when he was shot.

Police said the 18-year-old suspect, Austin Goodner, shot the officer in the leg. According to investigators, the officer returned fire, killing Goodner. Police said the officer was taken to a St. Petersburg hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

The distance between each scene is about three miles.

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