RICHMOND, Ind. — An jap Indiana police officer who was shot within the head throughout a site visitors cease in August has died greater than two weeks after she was faraway from life help, authorities mentioned.
Richmond Police Division Officer Seara Burton died Sunday night time at a Reid Well being facility surrounded by her household, the division mentioned in a press release posted to Fb.
“We’d sincerely wish to thank the Richmond neighborhood, and people who have supported Seara, her household, and the division from close to and much,” the assertion from a number of officers mentioned.
Burton was critically wounded within the taking pictures Aug. 10. The 28-year-old officer was moved to hospice care, two days after she was faraway from life help on Sept. 1 at a hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
Burton’s stays had been to be escorted by Richmond police and different companies from the Dayton space on Monday afternoon.
Burton was a four-year veteran of the division in Richmond, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) east of Indianapolis.
Prosecutors have charged Phillip Matthew Lee, 47, with three counts of tried homicide, three drug possession counts for methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin and possession of a firearm by a critical violent felon. He has pleaded not responsible.
Authorities have mentioned officers stopped Lee and referred to as Burton to help together with her police canine. The canine indicated the potential presence of narcotics. Courtroom paperwork say that whereas officers had been talking with the rider, he pulled out a gun and opened hearth towards the officers, taking pictures Burton. Different officers returned hearth and he ran away. Lee was apprehended following a short foot chase.
No different officers had been shot.
Lee was handled for gunshot wounds, police mentioned.