Another deadly shooting near Ferguson, Missouri

PHOTO: ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery.

The shooting Tuesday happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, has touched off days of protests.

St. Louis Police Capt. Ed Kuntz says police responded Tuesday after a report of a robbery at the store. Kuntz says the suspect had a knife and refused to drop the weapon.

Police Chief Sam Dotson says the man was acting erratically and told responding officers to ``shoot me now, kill me now.''

Kuntz says officers opened fire when the man raised the knife and moved toward them.

Kuntz says the suspect was black.

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  1. danny posted on 08/19/2014 05:13 PM
    not sure but he had a knife? they could have shot him in the leg?? but that;s just me instead of killing him .
  2. Eric posted on 08/19/2014 05:26 PM
    So who's fault was this? The robber who asked to be shot and killed. the police were only doing as asked or the fact that these police officers only know how to shoot to kill? As they have been trained to do. They could have easily shot the suspect in the legs, arms or other non lethal area of the body. Very sad as to what is going on with police officers these days!
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