Did slain cops kill Amy Anderson? Mississippi mom who shot dead 2 officers DIDN'T die by suicide
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BAY ST LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI: Investigators have said that Amy Brogdon Anderson, a 43-year-old Ocean Springs resident who shot dead two cops, did not die by suicide. Anderson killed officers Brandon Estorffe and Steven Robin when they responded to a call for a welfare check from the motel she checked into. This happened after Anderson believed she was being followed by a white truck and subsequently asked the motel clerk to call 911.
The motel is on Interstate 90, which runs through the Gulf Coast city. Anderson told the officers that she came to the motel room with her daughter, eight, because she was in fear for her life. Her death, however, was caused by a bullet from one of the officers, and was not self-inflicted, WLOX News reported.
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Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell detailed how the officers spoke to Anderson for about 40 minutes, a part of which was a “pleasant conversation." “During the course of the conversations with Ms Anderson, the officers became concerned for the safety of her daughter,” said Tindell. “She had made a number of comments that had the officers concerned for the safety of the child.”
The two officers then decided to call Child Protective Services. “Ms Anderson was loading up her car and was apparently attempting to leave the hotel. They were trying to keep her there until Child Protective Services could arrive," Tindell said. Anderson then sat in her car and gunned down Robin, who was at the door of her vehicle.
Estorffe and Anderson then exchanged two shots each, and Estorffe was hit in the arm and head. Anderson, however, was fatally shot in the chest. Estorffe later succumbed to his injuries at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Officers said that Anderson, who died at the scene, had a Glock semi-automatic pistol. Her daugter sat inside the car and witnessed the murders. “I don’t know what she saw,” said Tindell. “But she was there.”