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

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…

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Tensions run high in St. Louis after deadly police shooting of black man