Illinois police officer shot and killed near St. Louis after approaching suspected stolen vehicle

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A police officer was shot and killed Tuesday early morning in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis after approaching a automobile he suspected had been stolen, authorities stated. 

Pontoon Seashore Officer Tyler Timmons was shot at a Speedway gas station along Route 111 just right before 8 a.m., Illinois Condition Trooper Jayme Bufford informed Fox News in a statement. 

An aerial shot of the Speedway Gasoline Station
(News Nation)

Timmons was rushed to Saint Louis University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased, Bufford said.   

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Timmons had approached a car or truck in the gas station’s parking lot since he suspected it had been stolen, and a person started firing on him, Bufford said. The suspect was taken into custody.

The Speedway Gas Station where the officer was shot. 

The Speedway Gas Station the place the officer was shot. 
(Information Country)

The investigation is getting taken care of by Illinois State Law enforcement.

Bufford did not instantly launch more information and facts, declaring that “the investigation is in its infancy.”

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Law enforcement spokesman Michael Fillback in Edwardsville, a neighboring neighborhood, explained to KSDK-Tv set that “we would check with the public for their prayers for the officer, his spouse and children and the Pontoon Seashore Law enforcement Section.”

The Associated Push contributed to this report.