Near Ferguson, Missouri a Second Man Shot to Death by Police

Near Ferguson, Missouri a Second Man Shot to Death by Police

Apparently a second man has been shot to death by police in Missouri not far from Ferguson. Two St. Louis city police officers have reportedly shot and killed a man who got within several feet of them. He was thrashing a knife around on Tuesday afternoon in a battle which was just a few miles from the troubled suburb where Michael Brown was shot and killed, stated police authorities.

The unidentified man, age 23, had allegedly taken a package of pastries and some energy drinks from an adjoining convenience store. Apparently the incident occurred around 1 p.m. at the location of Riverview and McLaran. The police explained that the man had reportedly attempted to rob the 5-Star Market convenience store while holding a knife.

The information was released by St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson as he spoke to the media. Chief Dotson explained that the man was acting unsteadily and pacing back and forth, up and down a street.

The chief stated that the two police officers repetitively ordered the man to put down the knife yet instead of doing so, Chief Dotson said that the man supposedly instead responded with a retort for police to shoot him now, “Kill me” he kept repeating. He also continued to inch closer toward one of the two officers and allegedly came within three to four feet of them. An eyewitness described the scene as looking like it was a “suicide by cop,” added the police chief.

When he was questioned about the pressures in the St. Louis area since Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Chief Dotson explained that he believed anybody who had been watching television the past week must be extremely concerned. He added that it was very important that individuals know what occurred.

The police chief remained on scene after the shooting happened and spoke with numerous people who had congregated at the scene. He stated that the police were probing video and also asking any other individuals who might have video to come forward with the evidence.

When the man was challenged by the owner of the store, the man then began acting “strangely.” A second business owner called emergency dispatch for police and when the two officers arrived, the man allegedly drew the knife out again and was acting in a hostile manner.

The suspect reportedly never would reply to the verbal commands that were given from the two police officers when they informed him to stop. He was then fired upon. The police chief added that police officer safety is always considered issue number one as he spoke to the media following the shooting.

It has been reported that a huge group of people had gathered around the residential neighborhood where the shooting happened. There were individuals in the mob who started to chant “Hands up, don’t shoot.” That is in reference to a catchphrase which has become well-known with protesters showing solidarity with Michael Brown, the 18 year old who was also shot and killed by one of Ferguson, Missouri police officers back on Aug. 9.

St. Louis law enforcement was tangled in crowd control in Ferguson during the first few days of protesting after Brown’s death.

There was a hefty police occurrence at the scene of the second man’s killing and St. Louis police blocked off the intersection with yellow police tape. So not far from Ferguson, two St. Louis city police officers have reportedly shot and killed a man who got within several feet of them.

By Kimberly Ruble

Sources:

MSNBC News

FOX News

NBC News

 

15 Responses to "Near Ferguson, Missouri a Second Man Shot to Death by Police"

  1. sideways   August 23, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I get it dry cleaned wkly..I totally agree with Ethan..it’s not really that you can put a price on a black man’s death but getting a crook, thief, knife wielding criminal off the streets is priceless..well hold on now ..what does 12bullets an a 1/4 task of gas cost..he got what he asked for..in the video it’s cut an dry dude walks towards one cop with know in plain site saying “kill me kil me” then turn towards the other cop an well 12 pops later Ferguson is one citizen short..any questions?

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  2. starthrower50   August 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    I’ve watched that video a bunch of times and he was NOT “within several feet of them” (the officers) when they started shooting! Watch the video for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ecfYlnCpgA It’s hard to be sure because of the distance and the angle of the video, but it looked to be anywhere from 10 to 20 feet when the bullets started flying. It wasn’t until he was on the ground that he was any closer. And something I noticed while watching it today that I didn’t see yesterday is he was still alive after being shot, at least moving his arms, when they started manhandling him to turn him over and cuff him! Might he have survived if they had started first aid like the British cops did in the London shooting? Even if i was “suicide by cop”, an awful lot of things don’t seem to be adding up in this shooting. And nobody seems to be talking about it much, certainly not like the Ferguson shooting! And then… and this really bothers me… since when do shop owners call the police for a shoplifting under $2.00? Is that what a Black man’s life is worth today?

    And a note to “sideways”… you show just how racist you are when you repeatedly refer to people of color as “monkeys”. It’s time to get your robes and hood cleaned before anyone else recognizes you for what you really are.

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    • Ethan   August 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      You do realize it has been repeatedly proven that a man within 20 feet with a knife can reach a person with a gun before they can shoot right? The cops put themselves in increasing danger to themselves by letting him get close. They had full rights to discharge their weapons and were warranted to do so before they did. Also when someone is full of adrenaline a shot to the leg, which has a very high chance of missing under pressure, might not be enough to take someone down. the police have a job where they put their lives on the line in unknown situations every day, real easy to judge in hindsight, however these officers did thing

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  3. sideways   August 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    If you ever watch cops (for example) they only taz up close because it isn’t a projectile that is accurate enough to hit someone on a constant basis at a distance an you only get one try at it..unlike 12 bullets are but you wouldn’t understand it your thinking is clouded by the fact it was a white cop…38 black men were killed in Chicago last month where is the riots? ..i know why they were killed by other blacks…Lol…it’s great to watch what’s going on especially when they riot an blame it on a few outsiders..( he caused me to walk in the store an take this bottle of liquor officers) hehehe As for shooting in the leg..let’s look at the Mike Brown case since he truly was unarmed this other crazy dude had a knife he got what he wanted.

    Benjamin crump said mike brown could of lived through the first 5 shots….uh? How could that be? I thought Mike was shot by a racist cop he wouldn’t of missed 5 times..!! Easy if Mike Brown would of stopped running at the cop he would of not got shot in the head..see if you would think before you speak you would realize that trained officer tried to stop Mike Brown without killing him by shooting him 5 times in the aim to stop him..but big Mike aint gotta listen to no one..what is wrong is the fact they let him lay in the street like that..that is a fact that no one can dispute..EVERYTHING ELSE is just rumors until proven other wise

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  4. sideways   August 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Yes I’m glad you mentioned couldn’t follow orders…the protesters in Ferguson had two simple orders..stay on side walk an keep walking those monkeys couldn’t do either an so they got gased…Lol Yeppers the police caused it all..hahahaha..

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  5. Eric   August 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Y’all make no sense at.. Alllll!! A nife doesn’t justify killing person!!! They could’ve tazered the man or shot him in the leg. Many different things… Just like the other boy being shot in the head multiple times. What the hell u mean? There’s no justification for it. And the nerve to bring up Zimmerman??!! A situation where u have a guy who couldn’t make it at being a police officer who kills a BOY and gets off. The same guy who, if u payed attention to the trial was clrearly TOLD NOT TO GET OUT AND PERSUE the boy. But what happened?? He didn’t follow orders and the result of that is somebodies dead child. Like really… What the hell do y’all think about??

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  6. Judy   August 21, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Good thing I am not a police officer in Ferguson, If this police officer goes to trial for defending his life, the rest of the police officers should turn in there badges and let the town go to hell. Let the so called people that think it is ok to rob a store , attack a police officer hire their own police force to protect themselves. And as far as Nixon, if he is on any ballot , especially to be vice president Well he will never get my vote. He would turn on his own family to get a vote. Wow Never vist Ferguson

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  7. [email protected]   August 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I think Obama owes Mr. George Zimmerman a personal apology..if you recall he got on tv and told the world George Zimmerman is guilty of murder and should be in jail. This was before he was falsely arrested. Well we know different now about his so called guilt.. An this time Obama gets on tv an verbally says..I’ll be careful not to convict to quickly..way to go pres..if you noticed even the FBI isn’t running out to put the police officer in jail they see the evidence they know the truth..

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  8. Barry McKockener   August 20, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Beef squeets

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    • Buck Chitty   December 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      That’s totally besides the point

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      • Beef Squeets   December 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm

        I you want to squeet the beef then let’s do it here and now

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  9. loftlove2013   August 20, 2014 at 1:08 am

    @stevenscott Whoa…You think WE’RE “the HOME of the hateful?” You need to visit the area attacking Israel (& all Westernized peoples), who are committing genocide, & beheading babies, starving those who have run into the hills to hide from them…killing or ousting ALL Christians, & worse…raping women, selling little boys to pedophiles as sex sex slaves. They slice off the clitorises of girls & women so they can’t enjoy sex, making them walk several feet behind their owners (I hate to say “husbands,” but that’s what they call themselves).

    They’re forcing girls to not study in school, beating women, killing them, even for the “crime” of being raped (it’s the female’s fault, because SHE had to have caused it, & she has no rights; her husband or her male family members have the right to give her an “honor killing.”

    If one breaks one of their laws, such as stealing (even if it’s food for a starving child), that person loses his hands. “Life is not precious to us–that’s how we’re different; you non-Muslims think it IS,” one woman told a reporter (amazingly, she was at a Jewish doctors’ hospital with her sick son–no husband in sight–when she was interviewed),

    You want hatred? It’s what they worship–literally. Read their religious text.

    They have parties when they defeat an enemy. And everyone who doesn’t agree 100% with them is their enemy, & they’ve said so from the get-go. Their aim is to kill us ALL, & then the world can welcome their spiritual leader back from Paradise. What’s more, some idiots–even in the U.S.–help FUND them, & their numbers have grown exponentially.

    We have victory parties, TOO, you say. Uh-huh. When’s the last time you threw a party which laughed & chanted & danced & got swilling drunk while it killed captured victims, & tortured these victims, then they cut off portions of their living flesh & ate them RAW while they died–right in front of them??

    Don’t talk to ME about our country being the HOME of hate. If you didn’t know about the above, sorry, but I hate hyperbole–especially when I know the Left has been telling lies, trying to claim that ISIS, Hamas. Al Quida (sp?)…oh, whatever the tormentors of the week call themselves…have some sort of moral equivalency to civilized countries.

    Are we perfect? No-one is. But there are good cultures, & bad ones. I think theirs is blatantly the worst on the planet, maybe the worst ever. Tell you what…the U.N., no friend to US, has come out to say THEY’D like this latest bunch stopped. If they scare the U.N., you damned sure ought to be scared yourself!

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    • JAA   August 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      what has that do do with the problems in Ferguson?

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  10. .   August 19, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    @stevenscott Oh America… home of the hateful. You do your country proud.

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  11. stevenscott   August 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    2 down but much work to be done yet.

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