A COP has been killed and another has been shot outside a motel in Missouri, according to reports.
Officers were responding to a disturbance at Motel 6 in Bonne Terre just after 12:20am local time on Thursday.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Spokesperson Dallas Thompson said a gunman opened fire as police approached the door of a room, the Daily Journal reported.
Patrolman Lane Burns and Cpl. Garrett Worley were struck. Burns was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.
Worley is undergoing surgery having suffered a gunshot wound to the lower leg.
Both worked as full-time officers for Bonne Terre Police Department.
The gunman was shot dead at the scene. His identity has not been revealed.
Police say they are not releasing any details about the gunman at this time.
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Cops are not sure of the shooter's link to the area as investigations continue.
The motive of the shooting remains unknown.
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