Thursday, October 9, 2014

St Louis Riots Over Night: After White Officer Shoots Black Youth 17 Times (Video)

More social unrest in Missouri. Just 2 months after the Michael brown a off duty cop shoots another black man in self defense last night. The black community goes wild, with people rioting in the streets.

An 18-year-old black male is dead after an officer-involved shooting in south St. Louis Wednesday night. An off-duty police officer was patrolling for a private security company in the Shaw neighborhood. As he drove by the intersection of Klemm and Shaw, he noticed three men. Police said the men started to run and the officer chased after them.

Authorities said the officer eventually got out of his car and followed a suspect through a gangway. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the three suspects then came back together before one of them approached the officer in an aggressive way. According to police, the officer commanded the suspect to stop, but police said he refused to stop.

Police said the officer and suspect got into a physical altercation before the suspect ran. Police said the suspect then fired three shots at the officer before the officer returned fire. According to police, the suspect attempted to fire more shots, but the gun malfunctioned and jammed. In total, police said the officer fired 17 shots. Authorities later recovered the suspect's 9mm hand gun.

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