VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) — In the wake of nationwide violence, a local police officer is ambushed and shot. Valdosta Police Officer Randall Hancock is recovering tonight after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says he was shot by 22-year-old Stephen Beck.
It happened around 8 o’clock Friday morning at the Three Oaks apartments. The GBI says Beck made a phony 911 call and Officer Hancock responded.
They say Beck ambushed and shot Hancock as he got out of his squad car. Hancock was hit at least twice in his protective vest and once in the stomach. Hancock fired back and shot Beck
White police officer is ‘ambushed and shot in the back three times by black man during routine traffic stop’
A police officer has been critically injured after he was ‘ambushed’ and shot during a traffic stop in Missouri.
The white officer, who has not been named, was fired at three times by 31-year-old black man Antonio Taylor, police in St Louis said.
The cop had his back turned when Taylor ‘advanced quickly’ from behind, leaving him ‘completely helpless’, St Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said.
It is not clear if the attack has any connection to the shooting of 12 police officers in Dallas on Thursday, in which five cops died, but Taylor is not believed to have any link to the officer.