Cop Who Shot Officer Katlyn Alix Claims They Were In Love, She Was Moving In

St. Louis Police Officer Nathaniel Hendren told officials that he and deceased Officer Katlyn Alix were in love.

St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Katlyn Alix said that the two were in love and planning to move in together.

Officer Alix, 24, was fatally shot just before 1 a.m. on Jan. 24 while visiting with two other officers.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Officer Alix was off-duty when she went to Officer Nathaniel Hendren's home the night she was killed.

On-duty Officer Hendren and his unidentified on-duty partner met Officer Alix shortly after night shift roll call to socialize.

According to Officer Hendren’s partner, Officer Alix and Officer Hendren were “consuming alcohol beverages and playing with their off-duty weapons,” KMOV reported.

While at the house, Officer Hendren grabbed a revolver that was not a department-issued weapon, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He removed all of the bullets and then put one back in, according to the probable cause statement.

Officer Hendren spun the cylinder, pointed the gun away, and pulled the trigger. The gun didn't fire.

Officer Alix then took the gun, pointed it at Officer Hendren, and pulled the trigger. Again, the gun didn't fire.

At that point, the unidentified partner of Officer Hendren told investigators that he reminded the two that they were police officers, shouldn't be playing with guns, and said he wanted no part of it.

He said he started to leave when Officer Hendren took the gun and pulled the trigger while it was pointed at Officer Alix's chest.

That time, the gun fired, striking Officer Alix in the chest.

The on-duty officers sent out an “officer in need of aid” alert, and rushed Officer Alix to St. Louis University Hospital where she was pronounced dead, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Officer Alix, a U.S. Army veteran, left behind her husband, parents, and sister, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

While at the hospital, Officer Hendren head-butted the back windshield of a police SUV, breaking it, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He also “spontaneously stated to his supervisor… that he did not try and kill the victim because he was in love with her and they were in an intimate relationship and were planning on moving into his apartment,” court documents read, according to KMOV.

Officer Hendren was charged the next day with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action for his involvement in Officer Alix’s death.

He is currently out on bond, and is due back in court on Mar. 4, KMOV reported.

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Woobie46
Woobie46

Are we just believing that they were having an affair? I am not convinced, but I'm not unconvinced either. The guy who shot her is a HEAD CASE and should probably do prison time for quite awhile...he killed her and maybe intentionally

DR226
DR226

My sixth sense tells me she went to his apt. to break off the relationship and he could'nt handel it. Golden rule, NEVER point a gun at another person or inhabited building wether loaded or NOT, PERIOD! And why would someone with any common sense and decency point a known loaded firearm at the person you love. NO LOVE THERE...Alcohol and guns terrible combo. Alcohol the most destructive vice in society.

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Better believe visiting lovers, consumption of alcohol and pistol play have occurred many times prior to this incident by other St Louis cops, though not necessarily at the same time. Departmental heads need to roll ...

unholyone
unholyone

What's going on with the "other" officer that was there? Not mentioned here.

Kevcali
Kevcali

RIP, Officer Alix. He was in love? What an idiot. Drinking on the job, "playing" with a loaded weapon,WTF kind of people are getting hired by this dep't? HR better do a thorough audit of who they have working for them. These dweebs blacken the eye of the whole department