Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved St. Louis Shooting

A suspect has died after an officer-involved shooting just four miles from Ferguson, MO.

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A man has died after an officer-involved shooting in northern St. Louis.

The shooting occurred earlier this afternoon, with the community already reeling from the August 9 shooting death of teenager Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson. The man killed was the suspect in an as-yet-unreported crime, and there were no other injured parties.

According to St. Louis Chief of Police Sam Dotson, the suspect brandished a knife at officers before being shot: 

The crime scene is about four miles away from Ferguson, but it is not known at this time if there is any connection between the two. We’ll have more updates as they become available.


Reports are starting to emerge regarding what led to officers firing on the suspect:


We're now learning more about the suspect involved in the shooting, as well as the rough timeline of the encounter that led to police opening fire:

[via KSDK]

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