6 police officers shot in three separate incidents

- Six police officers in Florida and Pennsylvania were shot last night in three separate incidents.

One officer died and the others are still in the hospital.

In Kissimmee, Florida around 9:30 p.m., police say two officers were shot within minutes of responding to a 911 call about a suspicious person.

Both Sergeant Sam Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter were killed.

Police say the officers did not have time to fire back.

A suspect was arrested hours later on a first-degree murder charge. 

The police chief says it is the first time in 25 years that one of their officers died in the line of duty. 

Just hours after that shooting, more than 150 miles away in Jacksonville, two officers were shot and injured.

They were responding to a report of an attempted suicide at a home.

Police says the officers heard gunshots when they approached the house and then a man came out firing a high-powered rifle. 

The officers fired back and the man was killed.  Three people inside the home were safe. 

In Pennsylvania, two state troopers were shot and injured last night near a grocery store in Fiarchance, about 50 miles outside of Pittsburg.

Pennsylvania state police say the troopers were trying to arrest a suspected thief when they got into a struggle, and the suspect opened fire.

Police say the troopers shot and killed the gunman.

Police say one of the troopers was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but both are now stable. 

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