Here We Go Again… 19 Year-Old St. Louis Man Killed in Officer Involved Shooting
A 19 year-old St. Louis man was shot and killed by St. Louis police on Wednesday night.
The suspect was driving a stolen car and pulled an Intratec TEC-9 gun on the officers.
Expect mass protests in the coming days.
Police said a 19-year-old man was shot and killed by an officer in north St. Louis around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night.
Authorities said the shooting occurred near the intersection of Cottage and Marcus. According to officers, a driver and passenger were inside a stolen red Chevrolet Monte Carlo that had been taken from south St. Louis.
Police said officers were doing hot-spot policing in north St. Louis when they noticed the stolen vehicle. The suspect vehicle made an illegal U-turn when the driver spotted officers, according to St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. After the vehicle made the U-turn, officers attempted to follow, but not pursue the car. Authorities spotted the car again a short time later, right before the vehicle hit a retaining wall along Cottage near the intersection of Marcus. The car then stalled.
Police said a passenger in the stolen car got out of the vehicle and refused to drop an Intratec TEC-9 gun that contained 30 rounds. He was shot by two officers. Officers said the driver, who was not shot, is cooperating with police.
The suspect was taken to a hospital but later died. According to police, no officers were injured.
The Post-Dispatch added:
The officers involved had been with the department about eight years. One is 29 years old, the other is 35 years old. One is black and one is white. Both of the men in the car were black.