St. Louis Police Department Officer Norvelle Brown was shot and killed in an ambush by a 15-year-old suspect who had intended to kill a police officer. Brown was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, but the bullet entered through the arm opening and caused a fatal wound.
Brown was able to radio that he needed assistance. An undercover officer quickly arrived on scene, performed CPR and transported Brown to Barnes Jewish Hospital in the back of a squad car. Brown later died from his wounds.
On Aug. 17, the 15-year-old male and an 18-year-old accomplice were arrested and charged with the murder.
Officer Brown had served with the St. Louis Police Department for one year.