Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 25 years
Badge # 17
Incident Date: 10/31/2008
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Sergeant Michael King was shot and killed from ambush as he sat in his patrol car at the intersection of Leland Avenue and Delmar Boulevard. A known criminal approached his vehicle on foot and opened fire without warning, fatally wounding Sergeant King.
The suspect fled the scene but was arrested five days later following a traffic stop by members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
During his trial, the subject stated he targeted and ambushed Sergeant King because he wanted to start a racial revolution by murdering a police officer. On April 13, 2011, the subject was sentenced to two life terms in prison for murdering Sergeant King.
Sergeant King had served with the University City Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife.