Off-duty officer kills 18-year-old in St. Louis gun fight, unleashing Ferguson-style protests

October 9, 2014 3:51 PM

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Off-duty officer kills 18-year-old in St. Louis gun fight, unleashing Ferguson-style protests

ST. LOUIS – An off-duty police officer fatally shot an 18-year-old man who opened fire during a chase in south St. Louis, sparking loud protests in the area, police said Thursday.

St. Louis Police Chief Col. Sam Dotson said the 32-year-old officer was patrolling the Shaw neighbourhood for a private security company late Wednesday when the shooting happened.

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