Second Shooting In St. Louis, Not Related To Mike Brown
St. Louis Police shot and killed a young African American male after he approached them brandishing a knife.
“The suspect, who right now is described as a 23-year-old African-American, was acting erratically — walking back and forth up and down the street,” St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said.
After he got with in about 3 or 4 feet of them, in a threatening manner, the man was shot to death. According to reports, the unnamed male had a history of mental issues.
He reportedly stole a couple of energy drinks and then asked for the police to kill him.
“Shoot me now. Kill me now,” the man said, according to police. The officers complied after the man seemingly ignored their requests to disarm.
Earlier in the day, the man has reportedly stolen two energy drinks.
No officers were injured in the St. Louis incident and the chief of police addressed the concerns of residents immediately after.