Man fatally shot as St. Louis officers serve search warrant

2 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, February 22 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:39:50 AM CST February 22, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say an officer has fatally shot a man who is accused of firing at officers as they served a search warrant for drugs at a St. Louis home.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says a tactical officers returned fire Tuesday night after two shots were fired from inside. Dotson says the first shot was fired when officers used a battering ram on the door. Dotson says the second shot was fired when the officers threw a diversionary device called a "flash bang" through the door.

A 63-year-old man was pronounced dead at a hospital. The man wasn't identified, but Dotson said he'd been named in relation to the warrant. No one else was in the house when the shooting happened.

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