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    MO - St. Louis County Police Shooting: Cops Kill Armed Man, Release Video


    Two St. Louis County police officers shot and killed a suspect after he charged at them while holding a knife, officials said in a statement early Saturday.

    Police posted what they said was body cam video of the Friday night shooting in the St. Louis suburb of Jennings within hours of the incident.

    Police had no option but to use deadly force, said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.

    "The officers resorted to less lethal force to try and bring the incident to a safe conclusion with no loss of life, but this individual made the decision to refuse these attempts, and charge at officers with a deadly weapon," he said in a statement.


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    Protests taking place tonight over the police killing of this armed man

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/heathe...m_source=embed

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEVINinTO View Post
    Protests taking place tonight over the police killing of this armed man

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/heathe...m_source=embed
    If you watch the video, you can see they attempted to talk this man down.

    This is my biggest gripe wrt protests. That is, lumping cases where LEOs have no choice but to shoot with those involving hair-trigger officers.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowraiths View Post
    If you watch the video, you can see they attempted to talk this man down.

    This is my biggest gripe wrt protests. That is, lumping cases where LEOs have no choice but to shoot with those involving hair-trigger officers.
    Yes it seems they made every effort to deescalate the situation but had no choice but to use lethal force when the man charged at them with a knife. On a side note I was surprised at the poor quality of the body cam video . Much of the image seemed obscured by the officers arms. They need to re-think where to position these cameras.



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