Officer Edgar Flores of the DeKalb County (GA) Police Department was conducting a traffic stop on Thursday evening when a subject fled on foot, opening fire on Flores as he ran.
Flores was struck and subsequently died from his wounds.
Other officers then sought to apprehend the offender, and when a police K-9 located the subject a gunfight ensued. The K-9 was critically wounded and the gunman was killed.
Officer Flores had served with the DeKalb County Police Department for 18 months, according to ODMP.
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Source: Police Magazine