Officer Who Shot Suspect at Rock Hill Gas Station on Paid Leave

Placing an officer on paid administrative leave is standard procedure in these types of situations, says Rock Hill City Manager George Liyeos.

The Rock Hill police officer who fatally shot a man Wednesday at the Conoco Gas Station is on paid administrative leave.

City Manager George Liyeos said the officer was experienced, and that in cases like this, it is standard procedure to place an officer on paid administrative leave. He said the St. Louis County Police Department is still handling the investigation.

Patch has a call into Randy Vaughn, a St. Louis County police spokesman, for additional information on the case, and will provide updates as they become available. 

On Wednesday afternoon Kevin Worley, the man allegedly suspected in Friday's Rock Hill home invasion, was fatally shot in the chest at the gas station at 9601 Manchester Rd.

Our partners at Fox 2 interviewed a man who lives near the gas station who says he heard the man who was shot was a former employee at the convenience store.

On Friday, a man allegedly armed with a silver handgun, walked into a home in the 1500 block of Blue Bell Lane. He entered through an unlocked door, stayed for about 10 minutes demanding the woman's vehicle and then drove away in her Honda CRV. She was not hurt in the incident.

See previous stories:

  • Man Shot at Rock Hill Gas Station May Have Been Home Invasion Suspect
  • Shooting Reported at Rock Hill Gas Station
  • Police Urge Residents to Lock Their Doors After Recent Home Invasion
  • Rock Hill Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Home Invasion Suspect
Rahib September 27, 2012 at 08:00 PM
The police kill an mentally ill person and the officer gets a paid vacation. Must be nice.
Sheri Gassaway September 27, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Rahib, First of all, we don't know if the suspect was mentally ill. And I certainly wouldn't call the leave a paid vacation. I can't imagine the trauma that officer must be going through right now. Police and other first responders risk their lives for us every day. For that we should be grateful.
mike reilly September 28, 2012 at 03:46 PM
According to the P-D, the deceased had a gun in his hand when the officer fired. Don't pull a gun on a cop might be sound advice. As for paid vacation, the correct terminology is paid leave. The cop needs to deal with what he has done as well as what might have happened.


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