UPDATE2: St. louis police officer Nathaniel Hendren has been charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. According to the tweet below from the St. Louis City Circuit Attorney.
— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) January 26, 2019
The reason for the black eye in his mugshot, Nathaniel Hendren apparently went crazy following the shooting injured himself by headbutting and breaking a back window of a police SUV following the fatal shooting Thursday night, sources told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
There is something definitely not being brought to light about this story and according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch the family of Alix has hired an Attorney that will pursue all avenues to get answers that could include civil litigation.
Her husband was not home at the time of the shooting.
An off duty St. Louis police officer was shot in the chest in her apartment by an on duty officer after a non duty weapon was mishandled. Out of respect of the family and the victim we are going to leave all speculation out of this. Its tragic that things like this occur and yet again highlights the importance of observing and practicing the safe handling of firearms.
We are deeply saddened to announce that the officer transported to the hospital has succumbed to her injuries. We ask that you keep the officer’s family and the entire SLMPD in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of our officer and friend. pic.twitter.com/NGcU4tpXiU
— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) January 24, 2019
FoxNews reports Chief John Hayden said two on-duty officers, both 29, had stopped by one of their homes during their shift, though it was not clear which officer’s home it was. Alix also stopped by the home. One of the on-duty officers “mishandled” a gun and accidentally shot Alix in the chest while they were in the living room of the home, according to a report.
The two on-duty officers rushed Alix to a hospital while phoning in the incident to dispatch, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Alix was pronounced dead at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis’ Fox 2 reported. It was not immediately clear which of the two on-duty officers had fired the weapon or why they were at the home when policy requires them to patrol their assigned district.
Hayden said both of the on-duty officers have been with the department for nearly two years. He said Alix was with the department for more than two years and served time in the military. Alix is survived by her husband, mother, father, and sister.
A police source told the Post-Dispatch that Alix and the two on-duty officers were close and often worked together. Neither of the two on-duty officers was injured, but the officer responsible for the shooting was hospitalized…
We urge the media and community to refrain from speculation and drawing conclusions regarding the death of the @SLMPD officer this morning. The victim and the officers involved deserve a fair and impartial review of the evidence and facts.
— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) January 24, 2019
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for Alix’s funeral.