Those trigger-happy STL cops strike again…
Homicide detectives from the St. Louis police department have been called to the scene of a fatal officer involved shooting in the 4100 block of Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis.
The shooting occurred around 7:30 pm.
Police say an off-duty officer working a second job attempted pedestrian check. The suspect fled on foot, and officer pursed the suspect. The suspect turned and fired at the officer. The officer fearing for his life returned fire fatally wounding the suspect.
A crowd has gathered at the corner store at Klemm next to the Shaw Market. Some in the crowd say the suspect in his 20’s, was shot 16 times. They also say the suspect was only armed with a sandwich.
Details are still fuzzy on this one, and developments are still rolling in. But we want to know: – what gives this cop the right to randomly check people while not on duty in the first place…and why were SO MANY shots necessary?? If he landed 16 shots, how many do you think he fired off?
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