Police are now saying a deadly shooting inside an Alton police cruiser was suicide. An autopsy confirms the officer's statement that 20 year old Stephanie Hicks of Alton struggled with him for his gun. The St. Louis County medical examiner's preliminary findings reveal the weapon discharged and she was shot in the head. Hicks was sitting in the front seat of the squad car.  

Alton Police Chief David Hayes:

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Hayes says the officer who was with Hicks at the time of her death is on routine administrative leave while the investigation continues. The results of routine toxicological testing have not come back yet. Hayes says he has met with the family of the victim and apprised them of the latest information.

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