Police officer shot and killed in Florida

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(CNN) — A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.

A suspect is in custody.

The fatal shooting occurred in a residential area in the predawn hours, said Cecilia Barreda from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office and local police are investigating. No further information was available.

Tarpon Springs is located on Florida’s Gulf Coast about 10 miles northwest of Tampa.

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