St. Louis man dies after shootout with police

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An 18-year-old St. Louis man has died after a shootout with a plainclothes police officer.

The suspect is identified as Kendrick Alexander.

The shooting happened yesterday afternoon. Detectives saw a man chasing another man and firing shots. The detectives approached in an unmarked sport utility vehicle and announced their presence. Police say that's when the suspect began shooting at the officers.

One of the detectives fired back several times. Alexander died later yesterday at a hospital.

The officer who shot the suspect is on administrative leave as the matter is investigated.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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