Fla. deputy shot, killed in cruiser during traffic stop

Deputies then pursued the suspect, where they arrested him after he crashed his vehicle

Duty Death: Gary Morales - [Fort Pierce, Florida]


WPTV

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A St. Lucie County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed this morning during a traffic stop south of Fort Pierce, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

One suspect is in custody, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara. Sgt. Gary Morales — a 13-year agency veteran — was shot and killed in the 3200 block of Naylor Terrace, Mascara said. He was 35. 

At 9:28 a.m., deputies made a traffic stop on Naylor Terrace, just south of Edwards Road and south of Fort Pierce in unincorporated St. Lucie County. At some point during the traffic stop, a suspect got out of his vehicle and shot Sgt. Morales who was in his patrol car, deputies said.

Full Story: Florida deputy shot and killed in Fort Pierce traffic stop

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