The 18-year-old had a gun. Allegedly fired at the cop three times... before the cop unleashed 17 rounds of his own.
GMA shares details as of Thursday morning
Wednesday's shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m. in the city's Shaw Neighborhood, and involved an officer working a department-approved secondary job for a private security company, Police Chief Sam Dotson said at an early-morning news conference.
The officer approached a group of men. One of the men took off running, Dotson said, so the officer pursued. Dotson said the suspect approached the officer in an "aggressive" manner, with a physical altercation occurring. The man then turned and fired three rounds at the officer before his gun jammed, Dotson said.
The officer, who was not injured, returned fire, shooting 17 times and fatally wounding the man, Dotson said...
Activists took to the streets of St. Louis overnight, marching and chanting, seeking answers.
Some police vehicles were damaged during the protests, with windows smashed, Dotson said.How does smashing police car windows contribute to "seeking answers"?
Exactly how do the unrest instigators expect a cop to react when he's being shot at?
Count to ten to give the assailant time to un-jam his crapper of a gun?
It's not an unarmed teen this time who's death they protest. It was, by official accounts, an armed perp using deadly force of gunfire just before a police officer returned fire. And yet rampage in the street still results.
On the other hand, the excess of these "activists" may prove beneficial.
Maybe this latest incident will awaken more sheeple to the kind of unchecked lawlessness the so-called social justice crowd really champions. And do so before November elections roll around.
Update: National Public Radio quotes the St. Louis paper where a relative claims it was a sandwich, not a gun, in the man's hand.
Can't say I've ever seen a sandwich jam after three rounds.
Was it a PB&J (powder, bullets and jam)?
Will the soon-to-retire Eric Holder be hopping a plane to sort (or spin) this one out?