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Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting - North St. Louis - 8/19/14

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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:24 PM
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This just came across. Not much out about it yet.


ST. LOUIS – One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in north St. Louis.

The shooting happened near Riverview Boulevard and McClaran Avenue. No officers were injured.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

NewsChannel 5 has a crew at the scene. This story will be updated as information becomes available.



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ST. LOUIS – A 23-year-old man armed with a knife is dead after two police officers shot him in north St. Louis.

Chief Sam Dotson with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says at 12:20 p.m. officers received a call for a disturbance in the area of Riverview Boulevard and McLaran Avenue.

Dotson says the suspect entered a nearby convenience store and walked out carrying two energy drinks. The store owner asked him to stop, but let him walk out the door. Dotson says a few minutes later the suspect came back inside the store, took a package of pastries, and started to walk back outside.

According to Dotson, the store owner followed the suspect out of the store and asked him to pay for the items. He says the suspect threw the pastries into the street, and the store owner called police.

Dotson says several witnesses, including a St. Louis alderman, watched as the suspect acted erratically. They told police he was armed with a knife, pacing up and down the street, and talking to himself.

When police arrived, they say the suspect walked toward them clutching his waistband. They say he then pulled out a knife and held it up in what Dotson described as an "overhand grip."

The officers, who were still in the patrol vehicle, say the suspect yelled, "Shoot me now, kill me now." The police officers yelled at the man to drop the knife, but Dotson says the suspect did not respond to verbal commands. Witnesses say they heard police giving verbal commands to the suspect to drop the knife.

Dotson says one officer got out of the patrol car, and when the suspect displayed his knife, the officers drew their weapons.

According to Dotson, the suspect walked toward the officer still sitting in the patrol car, and when he moved between three and four feet from the vehicle holding the knife, both officers fired their weapons, striking him.

Dotson says police are checking to see if there is any surveillance video of the incident.

The knife was recovered at the scene.

When Dotson was asked if he believes the shooting was justified, he said his officers "have the right to go home at night" and that every officer has the right to defend themselves and the community.

The unidentified suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, which is located approximately four miles from the unrest in Ferguson.

Within an hour of the shooting, a crowd had gathered in the area.


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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:27 PM
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Ugh. Here we go again. This needs to stop and calmer heads prevail.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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Looks mostly residential.



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3.1 miles away.
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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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It says` The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, which is located approximately four miles from the unrest in Ferguson.`
This really is close and obviously will lead to many more protesters.
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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:32 PM
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originally posted by: bluemooone2
It says` The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, which is located approximately four miles from the unrest in Ferguson.`
This really is close and obviously will lead to many more protesters.


Unless the suspect is white of course....



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:34 PM
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Appears it was a robbery with a knife....



ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Authorities are responding to a report of an officer involved shooting in north St. Louis. It happened just before 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mclaran and Riverview outside a market.

Authorities say a man tried to rob the 5-Star Market convenience store with a knife.

The store owner says he got into a dispute with the man.

Police were called but the suspect refused to put down the weapon. He tried to attack police and was shot and killed.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:35 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
Appears it was a robbery with a knife....



ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Authorities are responding to a report of an officer involved shooting in north St. Louis. It happened just before 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mclaran and Riverview outside a market.

Authorities say a man tried to rob the 5-Star Market convenience store with a knife.

The store owner says he got into a dispute with the man.

Police were called but the suspect refused to put down the weapon. He tried to attack police and was shot and killed.

Darwin award nominee.
With all the police present in the area lately this guy was just plain dumb



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: MrLimpet
Why would it matter if he was white? There should be just as much outrage but their won't be and you want to know why? Because white people are typically in the larger scale of things, more comfortable then blacks. Why should they take to the streets when they can protest online...



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: loam

Other than a car repair place and a market on the corner, the rest does look residential.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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They say not to bring a knife to a gun fight.

Someone didn't get that memo.

Oh well, one less thieving thug on the street!



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: MrLimpet

Yup.

Here's the store in Vasa's link:



Except they got the number of 'stars' wrong.



originally posted by: Vasa Croe

...5-Star Market...

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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: Sin011001
a reply to: MrLimpet
Why would it matter if he was white? There should be just as much outrage but their won't be and you want to know why? Because white people are typically in the larger scale of things, more comfortable then blacks. Why should they take to the streets when they can protest online...


Excuse me????

Nothing in the OP mentioned anything about the race of the individual.


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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:42 PM
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Everyone needs to stay calm and wait for the evidence....bwahahahahahah....riiiiiiiiiiight... like that ever happens anymore....

Was the cop white?
Was the dead suspect black?

If so, that's all the "evidence" needed in the USA anymore for a great lot of the population.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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Umm. Police shoot people doing criminal activity on a regular basis.

The cops shot a woman with a gun here a while back, she had gotten a little crazy. They tried to get her to come out and give up the gun for hours, that didn't go well at all. I don't know what happened, she must have shot and they shot her. If she would have come out, they would probably have just stuck her in rehab for a while and put her on probation for a year.

That happens even around here once in a while, It is a rare thing though. People lose it and the cops have to shoot them to protect others around the area or to protect themselves.

It is too early to tell if there is foul play in this incident in the OP.
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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 01:54 PM
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That's a shame. I heard the suspect was starting college next week.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

And he made gang signs, smoked pot and he hated whites for their freedom. Cool! you watch Faux News too!
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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

Nope. I'm just a smartass.



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 02:20 PM
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Business' in that area better start boarding up their windows and hide their commodities.
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posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: jtrenthacker

And he made gang signs, smoked pot and he hated whites for their freedom. Cool! you watch Faux News too!


Well, unless they doctored the pics of whom you are "referring" to then he did do all those things.....but hey....he was turning it around and going to school....right after he stole himself some blunts.....



posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 02:25 PM
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Here's a video about the incident.

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