Funeral takes place of female officer shot dead in '1am game of Russian roulette with male cop'

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The husband of a newlywed female police officer allegedly shot dead in a twisted 1am game of Russian roulette with male cop was pictured at her funeral Wednesday.

Katlyn Alix, 24, was shot in the chest after taking turns pulling the trigger on Nathaniel Hendren's revolver while pointing it at each other, according to court documents.

Husband - Tony - Today - Mourners - Service

Her new husband Tony today joined mourners at the service at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis where she was given a police guard of honor.

Hendren, charged with manslaughter and armed criminal action, has now been moved to a jail outside the city for his own protection.

Police - Partner - Home - Thursday - Duty

The 29-year-old and his police partner were at his home early Thursday when they were reportedly on duty and supposed to be patrolling a neighborhood.

According to a probable cause statement, Alix, who was off duty, went to Hendren's home sometime before 1am and the pair began the deadly game.

Alix - Chest - Hendren - Partner

Alix was shot in the chest and Hendren and his partner, also 29, rushed her to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

It is not known where Alix's new husband was during the incident. He has so far not spoken out about her death.

St - Louis - Circuit - Attorney - Office

But St Louis circuit attorney's office has raised serious concerns over the police handling of Alix's death.

In a letter to Chief John Hayden and Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, Kimberly M. Gardner also said the fact police labelled the incident an accident so soon after the shooting was 'particularly troublesome'.

Department - Policy - Drug - Alcohol - Officers

Department policy requires immediate drug and alcohol testing for officers involved in shootings. Toxicology results for Alix could take 12 to 16 weeks, according to the St Louis medical examiner's office.

In her letter, Gardner wrote that there was 'probable cause at the scene that drugs or alcohol may be a contributing factor in a potential crime'.

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