Off Duty St. Pete Police Officer Shot at in Drive-By on Skyway
The officer was treated by EMS, and he sustained minor cuts to his face. No suspect has been located and the investigation is ongoing at the time.
An off duty St. Petersburg Police officer driving home around 4:30 a.m. Saturday was shot at in a drive-by shooting on the Skyway Bridge by the south side fishing pier ramp.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said the officer, whose name is not being released at this time, was still in uniform and wearing a windbreaker with "Police" clearly noticeable on his sleeves at the time of the shooting.
According to the sheriff's office report, the officer said an older model blue Honda pulled up beside him and fired a single shot. The officer reported only hearing one shot followed by his driver side window being shattered.
The officer, according to authorities, was able to radio dispatch.
Responding units searched the area, but the suspect's vehicle was not located. The officer was treated by EMS, and he sustained minor cuts to his face due to the shattering of the glass.
The investigation is ongoing at the time.
Anyone with information about this crime can call the 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS (8477).
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