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Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles Kondek Shot and Killed by Fugitive This Morning

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Tarpon Springs, Florida Police Officer Charles Kondek was shot and killed this morning when he responded to a call of a noise complaint. (story continued below video)

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The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office later identified the suspect as Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., 23, a convicted felon with a warrant that did not want to go back to prison. He’s been arrested and charged with one-count of first degree murder.

Following the shooting, Suspect Parilla Jr. fled the scene in a white Hyundai and crashed about a half mile away near the intersection of Athens and Cross Street. Parilla lost control of the car and slammed into a pole then into a vehicle. He was arrested at the scene.

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