Second fatal police shooting in US city

ANOTHER person has been shot and killed by Police in the US City of St Louis.

It’s just a short distance from a suburb that is the scene of protests over the killing of an unarmed back teenager.

St Louis Police said in a tweet on Tuesday that officers had responded to a call and found an apparently agitated man, armed with a knife who yelled “kill me now” and approached the patrol.


It said: “Officers gave suspect verbal commands. Officers feared for their safety and both officers fired their weapons. Suspect is deceased.”

Onlookers gathered at the yellow incident tape sealing off the scene of Tuesday’s shooting outside a convenience store in St Louis.

On August 9, a white officer in Ferguson shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed black student, triggering more than a week of sometimes violent protests against heavy-handed police tactics.