2nd Officer Dies in Florida Shooting

Sgt. Sam Howard was shot during scuffle with suspect
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 19, 2017 3:09 PM CDT
2nd Officer Dies in Florida Shooting
Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell holds a news conference Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Kissimmee, Fla.   (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

(Newser) – Authorities in Florida say a second officer has died, a day after he and a colleague were shot during a scuffle with a suspect. The Kissimmee Police Department says Sgt. Sam Howard died Saturday from his injuries. His colleague, Officer Matthew Baxter, died Friday night after the attack in a neighborhood of Kissimmee, which is located south of the theme park hub of Orlando, the AP reports. Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell said Saturday that suspect Everett Miller was arrested several hours after the shootings late Friday. (Read more police shooting stories.)

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