Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed

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MIAMI (AP) — Florida authorities say a Tarpon Springs police officer was shot and killed early Sunday by a fugitive trying to evade a warrant.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Sunday that police have arrested 23-year-old Marco Antonio Parilla Jr. on suspicion of first-degree murder.

The shooting does not appear to have any connection to the ambush killings of two New York police officers.

Authorities say Officer Charles Kondek responded to a noise call around 2 a.m. at an apartment complex. They say Parilla was pounding on doors, and fired at the officer.

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Authorities say the suspect then got in his car and ran over the officer before he crashed into a pole and another vehicle.

Kondek previously served on the New York City Police Department for more than five years.

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