Off-Duty St. Louis Cop Kills Man, Sparking Protest

October 9, 2014 12:51 PM

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An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old black man who had fired at him, authorities said Thursday, hours after people took to the streets to protest the killing, which some likened to the August police killing of an unarmed black man in nearby Ferguson.

St. Louis Police Chief Col. Sam Dotson said the 32-year-old officer, whom he didn't identify, was patrolling the historic Shaw neighborhood in uniform for a private security company at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when he saw three males and one of the ran off before stopping.

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