St. Louis officers fatally shoot gun-wielding man

Sunday, February 10, 2013

ST. LOUIS -- Two veteran St. Louis police officers fatally shot a man who pointed a gun in their direction during the city's annual Mardi Gras celebration.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the officers were working secondary security jobs for the all-day street party at 2:30 p.m. Saturday when they responded to shots fired south of the Mardi Gras zone.

Police said the officers rode a golf cart to the scene, where they saw a 32-year-old man with a weapon. They told him to drop the gun, but he pointed it at them.

Both officers fired shots and wounded the man, who was pronounced at a hospital.

The name of the dead man wasn't being released while family members were notified.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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