22Dec2014

Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed

A man trying to avoid arrest shot a Florida police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said.

The Tarpon Springs Police Department said officer Charles “Charlie K” Kondek was shot and killed Sunday while responding to a call regarding a noise complaint about 2 a.m.

Investigators say the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., was banging on doors in the community about 25 miles northwest of Tampa, looking for a neighbor who he said “dimed him out” to police.

When Parilla saw Kondek, he fired multiple rounds at the officer, striking him once above his bullet-proof vest.

The shooting did not appear to have any connection to the ambush-killings of two New York police officers a day earlier.

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