ST. LOUIS • As nightly protests continue to flare in Ferguson over a police shooting there, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson went to an extreme Wednesday to provide details of the killing of a man by two of his officers.
He took the unusual steps of releasing 911 audio and surveillance, and cellphone video that show the shooting the day before.
Kajieme Powell, 25, who lived with his grandmother in the 1500 block of Hornsby Avenue in St. Louis, tried to attack two officers with a steak knife about 12:20 p.m. near the Six Stars Market, 8701 Riverview Boulevard, officials said. Powell is seen approaching an officer, shouting, “Shoot me! Kill me now!”
The two officers each fired six shots, police said. It was unclear how many hit Powell. One officer, 25, has been on the department for a little more than three years. The other, 31, has about 2½ years of service.
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