UPDATE on STL Police Shooting: Suspect EXECUTED St. Louis County Police Officer Mike Langsdorf As He Lay on the Floor Face Down
Police Officer Michael Langsdorf and suspect 26 -year -old Bonette Kymbrelle Meeks
St. Louis County Police Officer Mike Langsdorf was killed in duty Sunday afternoon in North St. Louis County on Page Avenue.
Officer Langsdorf had been with the North County St. Louis Police Department for 3 months.
The suspect struggled with Officer Langsdorf and then shot him at point blank range in the back of the neck.
The bullet traveled through his neck and out his chest.
Video surveillance inside the store captured the entire incident.
Officer Langsdorf was executed as he lay face down on the floor.
Suspect Bonette Kymbrelle Meeks stood over Officer Langsdorf and shot him in the back of the neck.
In 2003 Mike rescued a little girl from a fire in her home in St. Louis city.
–AP- Post-Dispatch photo…
@DEASTLOUISDiv joins @stlcountypd / @COOPPolice in mourning one of our own. Today North County Cooperative Officer Mike Langsdorf was killed in the line Duty while protecting our community. #OfficerDown #NeverForgotten @ODMP pic.twitter.com/6rSkhgaCzc
— DEAStLouis (@DEASTLOUISDiv) June 24, 2019
Large police procession as the body of #Officer Michael Langsdorf is transported to the the St. Louis Co. Medical Examiner’s Office. Langsdorf served with the N. County Police Cooperative. He was shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday afternoon. @backstoppers pic.twitter.com/jT7NmY8eF7
— Jasmine Huda (@jhuda) June 24, 2019
Police described the shooting earlier today at a briefing.
At some point Officer Langsdorf was on top of Meeks, I don’t know how, looking at the video, Mr. Meeks was able to do it, but he was able to pull a gun from his waistband, strike Officer Langsdorf in the side of the head a few times, which caused Officer Langsdorf to be in kind of a daze and lose his hold on Mr. Meeks. Mr. Meeks was able to stand up and stand over Officer Langsdorf as Officer Langsdorf was on the ground facedown, stomach down. Mr. Meeks had the gun in his hand, pointed the gun to the back of Officer Langsdorf’s head and fired one shot.
KMOV has more on the shooting.