A female St Louis police officer died as a result of a deadly Russian roulette game,

Officer Nathaniel Hendren, 29, has been charged with manslaughter and armed criminal action in connection with the death of Officer Katlyn Alix, 24.

The incident happened shortly before 1am on Thursday when Alix, who was off duty, met Hendren and his partner.

They were both working and supposed to be patrolling in a different neighborhood, investigators revealed.

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The trio met up at Hendren’s home on the 700 block of Dover Street in the Carondelet neighborhood, according to police reports.

Hendren pulled out a revolver, which was not his service weapon, and emptied the cylinder of rounds before replacing a single bullet in the weapon revealed by Sgt. R. Hellmeier in a probable cause statement.

“He spun the cylinder and pointed it away and pulled the trigger,” Hellmeier wrote.

When the gun did not fire on the first trigger pull, Alix took the weapon, pointed it at Hendren, and pulled the trigger, however, nothing happened, the affidavit states.

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Investigators claim that Hendren then took the gun, pointed it at Alix, and pulled the trigger for a third time.

This time gun discharged, striking her in the chest.

The affidavit states that Hendren’s partner, a 29-year-old male, claims that he protested that ‘they shouldn’t be playing with guns and that they were police officers.’

He claimed that he was walking out of the room when he heard the gun go off.

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After Alix was shot, the two male officers sent a message over police radio at 12.56am requiring assistance – she was rushed to an area hospital, however, she was pronounced dead.

Initially, the shooting was being investigated as accidental, St Louis Metro Police Chief John Hayden said at a press conference soon after Alix died.

In a statement on Friday, Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner said that she would ‘hold people accountable who violate Missouri law regardless of their profession, public status, or station in life.’

Hendren had been on the police force for only a year and faces three to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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