Tensions run high in St. Louis after deadly police shooting of black man
St. Louis police officers shot and killed a young black man on Wednesday, reigniting simmering tensions between the community and the police in the city.
Police allege that the man pointed a gun at officers during a home search in the city’s northwestern Fountain Park neighborhood
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St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told local journalists that police were searching the residence when two suspects fled and one pointed a weapon at police. Two officers shot at the men, and one suspect died at the scene. Another person was on the loose
Dotson said the man who died was a black man and in his early 20s. No officers were injured and four guns and crack cocaine were reportedly recovered at the scene. Read more…