The 2nd police shooting in St Louis- Cell Phone Video Of Powell Shooting Undermines Police VersionSubmitted by meekandmild on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:45
New officer-involved shooting in St. Louis (City of St. Louis)
3:05 p.m. ET: St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the suspect, a 23-year-old African-American male, had been involved in a convenience store theft early Tuesday afternoon and was seen acting eratically. When two officers stopped him, the suspect shouted, "Shoot me! Kill me now!" The suspect refused verbal commands to stop and approached the officers holding a knife in an "overhand grip," getting within three or four feet of them, police said. Both officers fired at the suspect, killing him.
"Every police officer out here has the right to defend themselves," Dotson told reporters.
Cell Phone Video Of Powell Shooting Undermines Police Version