ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Saint Louis County NAACP is calling for an end to gun violence following the death of a Bel-Ridge teenager.
A Saint Louis County Police officer shot and killed 15-year old Lavon Peete earlier this week after he allegedly pointed a sawed off rifle at officers. Pastor B-T Rice is not denying that allegation, but says it could have been avoided if Lavon had dropped his weapon when ordered to by police.
Peete’s family contends the teen did not have a weapon and is asking for a federal investigation. Pastor Rice says the real question is where does a 15-year old get a sawed-off rifle. Additionally, Rice says the two young men with Lavon confirmed that he pointed the rifle at the police officer.