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Black Man Shot and Killed by Police in St. Louis

Black Man Shot and Killed by Police in St. Louis

St. Louis Cops Shoot and Kill Man Near Ferguson, Crowd Gathers

Two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a Black man who came within several feet of them brandishing a knife on Tuesday a few miles from the turbulent suburb of Ferguson, authorities said. A crowd of at least 100 people quickly gathered at the scene. Some people chanted, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” — the refrain from a week of protests over the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, three miles away.

The man in the St. Louis shooting, 23, had taken energy drinks and a package of pastries from a nearby convenience store, Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters. He said that the man was “acting erratically, walking back and forth, up and down the street.”

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