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US Marshal Succumbs To Wounds Sustained in Standoff

US Marshal Succumbs To Wounds Sustained in Standoff

St. Louis police tactical team enters house in Osage after gunman reportedly shot two U.S. marshals and a St. Louis police officer.

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

March 09, 2011

ST. LOUIS – A U.S. lawman was killed along with the shooter Tuesday when a wild gunfight erupted as federal marshals tried to serve an arrest warrant at a St. Louis home, authorities said.

Two federal marshals were shot along with a local cop, who was saved by his bullet-proof vest in the gunbattle with a man holed up in the house. Marshal John Perry, 48, later died from his wounds.

“Our people and our partners are well trained and prepared, but it is impossible to predict when a wanted individual will make a fateful choice that results in the loss of life or injury,” said Service Director Stacia A. Hylton. “Today, unfortunately, we again feel that pain.”

St. Louis police confirmed the suspect, Carlos Boles, was killed in the shootout on the city’s south side.

A woman at the scene, where blocks were cordoned off with police tape, said the dead man was her brother.


“All we know is they killed him,” Sannita Vaughan told reporters gathered near the shooting scene.

It appeared Boles opened fire on the trio serving the warrant in a neighborhood about a mile away from the Mississippi River.

A SWAT team entered the house where the suspect was hiding about two hours after the first burst of gunfire.

The second marshal, who was undergoing surgery, was shot in the ankle and listed in fair condition at the St. Louis University Hospital.

The wounded police officer, after taking a bullet to his vest, was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital.


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    gman3858

    over 3 years ago

    318 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother.

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    Sheepdog1

    over 3 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Rest In Peace Marshall Perry. Our prayers are for your family, friends and department as they pass thru this time of grief.

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    milcop

    over 3 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother

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    batman2944

    over 3 years ago

    738 Comments

    Rest in Peace Deputy Perry. I'm praying that the other Deputy and Officer will fully recover! God Bless!

    "Stay in the Fight"

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    walvira

    over 3 years ago

    44 Comments

    MY PRAYER ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS... MAY GOD BLESS THEM!

    WROSADO
    EOW:01/24/2007

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    buck

    over 3 years ago

    1290 Comments

    This has been such a rough year for our brothers, may god protect them from harm. And god bless the deputy and his family and friends.

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    MP247

    over 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Marshal Perry

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    redskyn23

    over 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    RIP Marshal John Perry. And the politicians and John Q public want to demonize us? Ehh! Just like my instructors at the academy have said time and time again, "You have now entered a thankless profession!". But then again, I not on the job for thanks. RIP BROTHER!!

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    Djfludd

    over 3 years ago

    230 Comments

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    dcrump

    over 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    KAICHARESE

    over 3 years ago

    2762 Comments

    RIP

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    briankrogers

    over 3 years ago

    78 Comments

    RIP Marshall Perry and my condolenese to his family and many friends. God bless you all and stay safe

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    das12

    over 3 years ago

    98 Comments

    ANOTHER SAD DAY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, R.I.P. MARSHALL PERRY

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    LCSO_165

    over 3 years ago

    338 Comments

    Sending prayers to Marshal Perry's family .... this has been a deadly year for their agency .... to all my brothers and sisters in blue - PLEASE, WATCH YOUR SIX AND BE SAFE!!

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