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Slain Florida Police Officer Named, Was an NYPD Veteran

Charles Kondek. (Image via Bay News 9)

The Tarpon Springs, Florida, police officer who was fatally shot early Sunday was Charles "Charlie K" Kondek, a 45-year-old law enforcement veteran who once served with the NYPD, Bay News 9 reported.

Charles Kondek. (Image via Bay News 9) Charles Kondek. (Image via Bay News 9)

The Tarpon Springs Police Department posted the officer's name on its Facebook page around 11:15 a.m., saying "our hearts and prayers go out to the Kondek Family and our deepest sympathy."

Image via Facebook Image via Facebook

Kondek was a 17-year veteran of the Tarpon Springs police force and a father of five, authorities said.

A New York native, Kondek served as a New York City police officer for five years before moving to Florida.

Investigators were still examining the crime scene Sunday morning, where the shooter fled in a white Hyundai sedan, crashing into a power pole and a pickup truck, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Cecila Barreda said.

Further details are expected in a news conference slated for Sunday afternoon.

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