St. Louis police officer shot in the head while responding to a Saturday night call has died: Police confirmed

Tamarris L. Bohannon, 29, had been with the department for nearly four years and was searching for a shooting victim in the Tower Grove South neighborhood around 6 p.m. Saturday when the suspected gunman shot him in the head before barricading himself inside a home. He had been listed in “grave” condition since arriving at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis Today reported.

The shooter reportedly shot a second officer, who was attempting to render aid to Bohannon, in the leg, before ordering a family out of their home at gunpoint and locking himself inside, KDSK reported.

The 12-hour standoff ended just before 6 a.m. Sunday with the unidentified suspect taken into custody, and no other people were harmed, St. Louis Today reported.

Bohannon, 29, is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. All three of his children are younger than 10, KDSK reported.

“This is a horrific reminder of the dangers our brave men and women willingly face every day to keep us safe,” St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said in a prepared statement, adding that she knows his family is “immensely proud of the way he selflessly served and protected our community with distinction and honor for more than three years.”

A statement from Bohannon’s family says he is survived by a wife, Alexis, and three children. Bohnannon was “affectionately known” by his District Two squad as “Bo.”

“The loss of this great man is felt deeply within the St. Louis community and we ask for your prayers and support in the days ahead,” the statement, published by the police department’s twitter account, reads.

Mayor Lyda Krewson released a statement saying she was “heartbroken” at Bohannon’s death. She said Bohannon’s family are “immensely proud of the way he selflessly served and protected our community with distinction and honor for more than three years.”

“This is a horrific reminder of the dangers our brave men and women willingly face everyday to keep us safe,” Krewson said in her statement on Sunday.


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Members of the St. Louis Police Department work near the scene of a shooting Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in St. Louis. Two police officers have been shot and a suspect is believed to be barricaded in a house nearby according to the St. Louis Police Department. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) David Carson

‘Tragedy’: St. Louis officer dies after being shot by gunman

St. Louis police officers line up and salute as the body of fallen Officer Tamarris L. Bohannon is brought to the morgue in St. Louis, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Bohannon died Sunday after being shot in the head by a barricaded gunman on the city’s south side, authorities said. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) David Carson

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An ambulance carries the body of St. Louis police officer Tamarris L. Bohannon past police cars lined up to escort the fallen officer to the morgue in St. Louis on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Bohannon was shot on duty Saturday while responding to a call, he died at the hospital from his injuries on Sunday. Photo by David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com David Carson

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Two officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department were shot around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in the 3700 block of Hartford in south St. Louis. This is near Tower Grove Park. Both officers have been transported to area hospitals. Photo by David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

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Police take up positions near the scene of a shooting Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in St. Louis. The St. Louis Police Department says two of their officers have been shot and a suspect is believed to be barricaded in a house nearby. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Jeff Roberson

‘Tragedy’: St. Louis officer dies after being shot by gunman

Police work near the scene of a shooting Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in St. Louis. The St. Louis Police Department says two of their officers have been shot and a suspect is believed to be barricaded in a house nearby. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Jeff Roberson

‘Tragedy’: St. Louis officer dies after being shot by gunman

Police work near the scene of a shooting Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in St. Louis. The St. Louis Police Department says two of their officers have been shot and a suspect is believed to be barricaded in a house nearby. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Jeff Roberson

‘Tragedy’: St. Louis officer dies after being shot by gunman

Members of the St. Louis Police Department SWAT team stage near the scene of a shooting Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in St. Louis. The St. Louis Police Department says two of their officers have been shot and a suspect is believed to be barricaded in a house nearby. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Jeff Roberson

‘Tragedy’: St. Louis officer dies after being shot by gunman

Police work near the scene of a shooting Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in St. Louis. The St. Louis Police Department says two of their officers have been shot and a suspect is believed to be barricaded in a house nearby. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Jeff Roberson

‘Tragedy’: St. Louis officer dies after being shot by gunman

Members of the St. Louis Police Department work near the scene of a shooting Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in St. Louis. Two police officers have been shot and a suspect is believed to be barricaded in a house nearby according to the St. Louis Police Department. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Jeff Roberson

‘Tragedy’: St. Louis officer dies after being shot by gunman

Police work near the scene of a shooting Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in St. Louis. The St. Louis Police Department says two of their officers have been shot and a suspect is believed to be barricaded in a house nearby. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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