Posted December 3, 2013 by Tabby T in News

Fire Fighter Shot By Off-Duty Cop Just Hours After Wedding [Photo]

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Our sincerest condolences goes out to this victim’s family & friends.
“A Kansas City firefighter’s wedding celebration ended in tragedy early Sunday when he allegedly attacked an off-duty cop and was shot to death, authorities said.

Anthony Bruno, a six-year veteran of the KCFD’s Station 17 in Missouri, was shot in the chest by an unidentified officer at about 2:30 a.m. after the two got into a violent scuffle following an alleged attack on a cab driver, authorities said. He was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.

KCFD Chief Paul Berardi confirmed Bruno’s tragic death in a statement on Sunday afternoon, calling Bruno “a courageous and dedicated” third-generation firefighter. Bruno, who was in his 20s, served with the fire department since 2008, Berardi said.

According to local reports, Bruno was out celebrating his wedding with family and friends in the hours before he was killed. Police said the officer was off-duty but in uniform at about 2:30 a.m. when he heard a call come over his radio about someone assaulting a cab driver.

The officer encountered Bruno in the area of 12th and Wyandotte Streets, but the Bruno took off, sparking a foot chase, local FOX 2 reported.

The cop caught up to him around a block later, but Bruno struggled and ended up on top of the officer, punching him in the head and face, the station reported. The officer pulled his weapon and fired two shots, hitting Bruno in the chest, police sources told the station.”

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“Police say Bruno and the officer got in a scuffle after an alleged assault on a cab driver in downtown Kansas City at about 2:30 a.m. Fire officials say Bruno was married just hours earlier.

The cop eventually passed out and was still unconscious when backup arrived, the station reported. He was taken to a hospital with serious though unspecified injuries, the Kansas City Star reported.

Police are still investigating the incident. Fire Department spokesman James Garrett said Chief Berardi was with Bruno’s family in the aftermath of the shooting.

“Our heart goes out to the brand new wife and family,” Garrett said.”


Source: NY Daily News