A United States police officer from Virginia has been shot dead on her first day at work, a day after she was sworn in.
The slain officer was identified by police as Ashley Guindon.
Two of her colleagues were also injured in the shooting and had been admitted to a hospital, but no details have been released about their condition,reports the Sydneymorningherald.
After the shooting, they were flown by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia.
The suspect, a military serviceman, was unharmed, and is now in police custody.
The suspect had murdered his wife, then opened fire at officers as they approached.
A woman, who lives on Lashmere Court, said she was visiting a neighbour when she heard shots, but did not think gunfire could have broken out on her quiet and close-knit street.(ANI)