Missouri Officer Murdered, Newspaper Shares Livestream Of Him Dying

North County Police Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf was murdered Sunday evening.

Wellston, MO - A North County Police Cooperative officer was murdered in the line of duty Sunday evening.

The incident started at Wellston Food Market after Officer Michael Langsdorf arrived to a call about somebody trying to pass a bad check, according to KMOV.

While the officer was on scene, he got into a scuffle with the suspect.

During the fight, the suspect pulled out a gun and fatally shot the officer.

As the officer was face-down on the ground, bystanders started calling for help while one bystander livestreamed the officer dying on Facebook Live.

The graphic video showed the officer laying in his own blood as witnesses told him to hang on.

Other officers arrived and provided first aid, and Officer Langsdorf was transported to Barnes-Jewish Hospital where he died.

Law Enforcement Today noted that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch shared the livestream video in their news article before the officer had even been identified or next of kin notifications had been announced.

The livestream video was taken down by Facebook, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch has now removed the link from their site.

The suspect was later located and taken into custody without injury. The suspect has not been identified at the time of this writing.

Authorities will hold a press conference on Monday to release more details.

Officer Langsdorf has been with the department for three months. Before joining the North County Police Cooperative, he worked for St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

News outlets are reporting that Officer Langsdorf was one of four officers arrested in 2017 on felony charges of submitting timesheets for overtime not worked. However, all charges were dropped because the officers worked in a drug task force and were told to submit ambiguous time sheets to keep their assignment covert, and the prosecutor's office admitted there wasn't enough evidence to go to trial, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Memere
Memere

Unfortunately the person who made the video still has it on her Facebook page....🤬

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

God bless him and his family. So senseless. A police officer today is in the most horrifying position. Every move they make is scrutinized by the media, the public, the chief, the mayor, etc. If they act too soon to defend themselves, they are in hot water, ESPECIALLY if they are white … and the bad guy is not. If they don't act soon enough, they are hurt or killed. Seems like almost nobody has their back anymore. They can't get a freakin sandwich or drive down the street without being a target. Please say a prayer for this man's family and all police officers tonight.

Grog
Grog

How disgusting of the media and the scumbag who was recording him dying! Proves all the media cares about is ratings. Pathetic!!! Absolutely PATHETIC!!!!

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Pretty sad that the first thing people think to do nowadays when something happens is pull out their phones to record or take pics instead of trying to help. Useless feck’n humans!

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

Police should start confiscating these phones that people wants to film with and you’ll see people leaving them in there pockets instead filming incidents of people dying. How pathetic can a person be!!