Drug Suspect Shot and Killed by St. Louis Police
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A drug suspect has died after being shot by a St. Louis police officer.
Police say 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith was suspected of making a drug deal Tuesday. When officers approached he allegedly appeared to reach for something in his vehicle. Fearing he was reaching for a gun, one of the officers fired a shot.
Smith drove off but police chased him down and rear-ended his vehicle. Police say Smith again reached for something and police fired more shots.
Smith was taken to a hospital, where he died. Officers found drugs and a gun in the vehicle.
The officer involved in the shooting is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.