Man dead after officer-involved shooting in St. Louis

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago February 03, 2015 Feb 3, 2015 Tuesday, February 03 2015 Tuesday, February 03, 2015 5:02:00 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police said Wednesday a man in his early 20s died after he was shot by police.

A statement from public information officer Schron Jackson said the officers were patrolling a south St. Louis neighborhood Tuesday afternoon when they saw a man acting suspiciously. Jackson said the man fled and officers chased him on foot.

Jackson said the officers found the man hiding behind a bush. As they attempted to arrest him, a struggle ensued.

The statement said the man then produced a handgun and pointed it toward the officers.

Jackson said one officer fired shots at the suspect, hitting him.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said his gun was recovered on the scene. Neither officer was injured.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the most recent information, and correct grammatical errors.]

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