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Police officers shoot dead 23-year-old
black suspect in St Louis who ´charged
at cops with a knife yelling shoot me´

Daily Mail [UK], by Louise Boyle

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/19/2014 3:56:47 PM

A 23-year-old African-American man has been shot dead today by police officers in St Louis, Missouri after allegedly robbing a convenience store with a knife. The man charged at officers waving a knife when he was killed around 12.30pm in the north of the city, Police Chief Sam Dotson said on Tuesday. The shooting took place outside the Six Stars Market, four miles from the unrest in Ferguson over last week´s cop shooting of a black teenager. No officers were injured in today´s incident. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect stole two energy drinks, according to KMOV, left the

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Someone just poured gasoline on the flames. Sure do hope the CCTV was working.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nycvoter, 8/19/2014 4:05:46 PM     (No. 9972280)

I guess his dream came true. She should have been careful what he wished for.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 8/19/2014 4:08:43 PM     (No. 9972287)

At least they didn´t start out by calling an unarmed teenager, or a well intended saintly sort of a fellow.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FelineFine, 8/19/2014 4:09:06 PM     (No. 9972288)

The police were doing what our infamous Dear Leader instructed them to do: "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/19/2014 4:16:54 PM     (No. 9972302)

Amazing, some of the comments after the article. People watch too much cinema, they must think that a man charging with a knife raised can just have it shot out of his hand.
DUH.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 8/19/2014 4:18:14 PM     (No. 9972305)

Bang. You´re dead. Happy now?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 8/19/2014 4:39:32 PM     (No. 9972328)

This copy cat suicide by cop will make no news. The "Gentle Giant" family will be the big lottery winner in the courts and the court of public opinion. Remember the big win scored by Trayvon Martin´s family.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Northcross, 8/19/2014 4:52:07 PM     (No. 9972344)

Apparently they could not come up with a cherubic pre-teen picture of this thug, so the story will go nowhere.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 8/19/2014 4:55:41 PM     (No. 9972351)

And another miscreant gets his ticket punched to a Celestial, eternal dirt nap...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/19/2014 5:07:47 PM     (No. 9972365)

If there is a CCTV video of this incident, I sure would like to see it analyzed second by second by second.

One article I read said the "suspect" got within four feet of the cops before he went down.

i would like to know when the first shot was fired in relation to when the man began to charge the cops.

Every police academy I´ve ever known anything about teaches the 21 Foot Rule: if a suspect is charging at you with a knife, he can cover 21 feet and get to you before you can get a shot off.

I just would like to see a video of it. See the 21 Foot rule in action.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 8/19/2014 5:59:13 PM     (No. 9972458)

Suicide By Cop. Happens all the time.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/19/2014 8:09:34 PM     (No. 9972627)

Will the city become St Lootus tonight ?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/19/2014 11:25:25 PM     (No. 9972871)

"Shoot me!"

Your wish is my command, sahib Sambo.

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