Trump: 'We are with' police after Florida shooting

Trump: 'We are with' police after Florida shooting
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President Trump tweeted support early Saturday to the Florida police department in the aftermath of an ambush that left one officer dead and another injured.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the @KissimmeePolice and their loved ones. We are with you!” He tweeted.


Kissimee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said the shooting, which happened at about 9:30 p.m. in the central Florida town, looked like a possible police ambush.

“Officer Matthew Baxter succumbed to his injuries. Officer Sam Howard is in very grave condition,” the Kissimmee police tweeted.

Trump earlier this year asked his Justice Department to explore new legislation to make attacks on police officers a federal crime.

The suspected shooter was arrested later in the day, according to the Associated Press.

- This story was updated at 1:24 p.m.