Homicide detectives from the St. Louis police department have been called to the scene of a fatal officer involved shooting in the 4100 block of Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis.
The shooting occurred around 7:30 pm.
Police say an off-duty officer working a second job attempted pedestrian check. The suspect fled on foot, and officer pursed the suspect. The suspect turned and fired at the officer. The officer fearing for his life returned fire fatally wounding the suspect.
A crowd has gathered at the corner store at Klemm next to the Shaw Market. Some in the crowd say the suspect in his 20’s, was shot 16 times. They also say the suspect was only armed with a sandwich.
As the investigation continues, the crowd has grown at the corner of Klemm and Shaw Blvd. Many in the crowd have been chanting “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”.
Emotions are running high the scene of the police shooting. Shots have been in the vicinity of where a large crowd has gathered to protest the fatal shooting of suspect.
Some of the protesters have been seen hitting police vehicles in the area.