Drug Suspect Shot and Killed by St. Louis Police

6 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, December 21 2011 Dec 21, 2011 Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:08:21 AM CST December 21, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

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.

 

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