Suspect Major Washington fatally shot and killed his mother and wounded University City police officer Zachary Hoelzer and two FBI agents. Washington died at the scene but his cause of death is not known yet.
Police say Washington broke into the home of his mother, 55-year-old Donna Washington, Monday night, and killed her. He shot a responding University City police officer in the chest. The officer, Zachary Hoelzer, is hospitalized in serious but stable condition. (story continued below video)
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Washington was released from prison in 2011 after a case that began when he threatened a relative at his mother’s home. He pointed a gun at arriving officers and police shot him during that incident. Details of his injuries from that shooting were not available.
Washington pleaded guilty to two counts each of second-degree assault on a law-enforcement officer and armed criminal action and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Washington had convictions in 2003 for drug possession, escape from custody, assault a law-enforcement officer and resisting arrest, the Post-Dispatch reported.
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