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

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  1. shadowraiths

    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

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    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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    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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