A police officer in St. Louis is accused of involuntary first-degree murder in a colleague's death, according to St. Louis's lawyer.
Nathanael Hender, 29, is charged with killing Kathleen Alix, 24, Thursday at his residence, authorities said. He was out of office when shooting took place, and Hendon was at work, claiming the probable cause of the charges.
The statement says the partner of Alix, Hendren and Hendren play with pistols when Hendon produces a revolver. Hendon emptied the bullets from the revolver and put one of the bullets back into the pistol, twisted the cylinder and fired with the pistol directed by Alix, the statement said. Alikx took the gun and pulled the trigger as he pointed to Hendon, but it did not fire, Hendar said.
Hendon grabbed the pistol from Alix, pushed the trigger, and this time he fired, struck Alix in the chest,
The third crime scene officer was not identified. According to the alleged cause, he advises Alix and Hendren not to play with guns and leave the room.
Hendren is accused of involuntary first-degree murder and armed criminal action linked to the death of a fellow policeman. Brian Millican, his attorney, refused to comment on CNN on Saturday.
In response to a request for comment, Jeff Roorda, business manager of the St. Louis Police Association, told CNN that SLPOA "postponed the accused" lawyer to the officer. "
St. Lawyer Lewis Kimberly M. Gardner said on Friday that Hendon could face three to ten years in prison.
"I will keep people who violate Missouri's law, regardless of their profession, a public status or a position in life," she said. statement. "Today, as much as I am saddened by my staff and me to bring these accusations, Kathleen and her family deserve responsibility and justice."
The victim leaves a husband
At the first report of the incident, police said death was accidental and happened when an unnamed employee "abused" a pistol while sitting in the living room.
She was declared dead shortly after she arrived, the statement said.
Gardner said in a statement that Missouri State Highway Patrol would help her office in conducting an "independent investigation."
The statement notes that the lawyer's investigation into the chain is part of the police shooting protocol to ensure transparency.
The Force Investigation Department is also investigating.
Alix had two years of experience in the forces, SLMPD said. She leaves behind her husband, parents and sister, and other family members.
Amy Chadwick, the mother of Alix, refused to comment on CNN on Saturday, citing the ongoing investigation. an enthusiastic and energetic young woman with a bright future ahead of her.
The St Louis Police Union publishes a statement admitting that the public wants to "understand what happened". – said the union. "But we wait for now; we wonder and we cry. "
In addition to Alix, at least 10 other police officers have died in 2019, according to the National Memorial Fund of Police Officers. Five of them were killed in fire-related deaths, three in road accidents and two in undetermined causes.
By Ralph Ellis, CNN