Police Officer Fred Eckles, Jr. was shot and killed serving a search warrant.
Officer Eckles was one of several officers assigned to execute a narcotics warrant. Officer Eckles and his partner announced their office and that they had a warrant.
There was no response and the officers forcibly entered the premises. Upon entry, a gun battle ensued with three armed offenders. Officer Eckles was shot several times during the exchange.
Officer Fred Eckles succumbed to his injuries a few hours later.