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St. Louis Police Officers Shoot and Kill 23-Year-Old Knife-Wielding Man


Reporters are on the scene in St. Louis, Missouri, just miles from Ferguson, where police officers reportedly shot and killed a 23-year-old African-American man wielding a knife. Initial reports indicate that the man entered a store with a knife and refused to leave after police were called. He was shot and killed after he allegedly lunged at police with the knife. In a press conference, police claimed the man was yelling, “Shoot me now, kill me now” before he was shot.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson tweeted news of the shooting just after 2 p.m. ET Tuesday:

Watch live stream coverage below, via Fox 2:

Watch the initial CNN report on the incident below:

Watch the full police press conference below, via MSNBC:

Update — Aug. 19, 3:30 p.m. ET: St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson continues to give updates on the situation via Twitter:

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