St. Louis officer shoots and kills man in struggle

St. Louis officer-involved shooting (NBC/KSDK)

ST. LOUIS (NBC/KSDK) — One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in St. Louis. Officials say the St. Louis police officer was in uniform but working an off-duty detail for a security agency when he approached four men who ran from him. The officer gave chase and eventually came upon one of the suspects, who jumped out from behind some bushes. A struggle between the officer and the suspect ensued. Police say the suspect pulled out a gun and fired shots at the officer. The officer returned fire, killing the suspect.

“In the gang way, at which time the young man pulled a weapon, shots were fired,” said St. Louis Police Assist. Chief Lt. Col. Alfred Adkins. “The officer returned fire, and unfortunately the young man was killed. And that’s what we have about right now.”

Police speak about the shooting

The other three suspects have been located. The officer was not hurt.

A gun was recovered from the scene, and the investigation is ongoing, said a Tweet from the Department’s page Wednesday night. The Department also tweeted about the hundreds of protesters already pouring out early Thursday morning following the deadly shooting.

And they also subsequently made an arrest following the night’s activities. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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