Published: Jul 17, 2013 10:41 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Two St. Petersburg police officers shot and killed a man they say fired at them following a domestic dispute.
    
Authorities responded to an apartment Tuesday night and found 21-year-old Alyssa Dudley inside with multiple gunshot wounds.
    
Authorities said the suspect, Carlos Crompton, left before they arrived. They tracked him to a relative's home and confronted him in the front yard. Officers said Crompton fired one shot at them and they returned fire, killing him.
    
Dudley is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Officers said she and Crompton had been involved in a relationship in the past and had previously lived together. It's unclear what prompted the shooting.
    
The officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave during the investigation.

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