2 officers shot, 1 fatally, in separate incidents

Deputy shot and killed during traffic stop

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A St. Lucie County Sheriff's deputy has been killed in the line of duty.

Authorities say Sgt. Gary Morales was shot while making a traffic stop Thursday morning south of Fort Pierce.

The 13-year-veteran was later pronounced dead at a hospital. A suspect is in custody.

It was the second shooting of an officer in a matter of hours in St. Lucie County. A Port St. Lucie officer was shot in the pre-dawn hours Thursday while responding to a domestic dispute.

He was released from the hospital and expected to make a full recovery.

No further details on the deputy shooting were immediately available.

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