On Monday morning, a 33-year-old police officer was declared brain dead at the hospital after he was shot by an armed man in a car in Liège, Belgium. The shooter was shot and killed by a colleague of the 33-year-old deceased officer, Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The shooting occurred on Rue de Visé in the Liège district of Jupille after a police patrol checked on a driver of a parked car because he appeared to be asleep behind the wheel. The suspect is said to have immediately drawn his gun and fired at one of the officers.
Tragically, one of the bullets struck the 33-year-old officer in the head, Belgian RTL info reports. He was then taken to the hospital in very critical condition but was pronounced dead shortly after.
The officer is survived by his wife and two children.
Willy Demeyer, the mayor of Liége, said that there are ‘many emotions in Liège’ today. The mayor took time to honor the courage and selfless dedication of the police officers fighting to keep Belgian streets safe.
Last year in May, two police officers and a student were shot dead in Liège.
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