The parents of a St. Louis police officer shot and killed by a fellow officer in an apparent Russian roulette game have hired a legal team that is threatening civil litigation and a probing look into what it called “a substantial amount of unanswered questions” about the event, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The shooting occurred last week at the home of Officer Nathaniel Hendren, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the death of Katlyn Alix. Police said Hendren and his patrol partner were on duty but at Hendren’s home with Alix, who was off duty, when they began taking turns pulling the trigger on a revolver while pointing it at each other. Alix suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the hospital where the other two officers took her. Hendren was hospitalized after head-butting the back window of a police vehicle but on Monday was booked into jail.