Suspect Shot, Killed by Police in Hamilton Heights Neighborhood
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story updated 10/26/13 at 2:15pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- We’ve learned the name of the man shot and killed by St. Louis city police, Friday afternoon.
Thirty-four-year-old Danond Hall of St. Louis allegedly pulled a weapon on officers near Union and Ridge.
“It’s essentially an over-sized handgun, about a seven or eight inch barrel with about a 25 to 30 round clip in it. Looks like a machine pistol. It’s a heavy weapon. Not something to carry in a holster. This person had it secreted on his side, ” said police captain Michael Sack.
Captain Sack tells KMOX that Hall refused commands by police to drop the gun— and when he lifted it, six officers fired shots in self-defense.
Sack says Hall’s weapon will be tested to see if it is licensed and if it matches the description of any unsolved crimes in the area.
our earlier story:
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A suspect is dead after he was shot by police Friday afternoon in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood on the city’s north side.
According to initial reports from St. Louis Police, the shooting occurred around 12:20 p.m. on Union Boulevard near the intersection of Union and Ridge Avenue.
Police Chief Sam Dotson announced on Twitter a short time later that no officers were injured in the shooting.
Captain Mike Sack says officers assigned to the Special Operations unit responded to Union and Ridge and saw a man with something in his jacket. A foot pursuit ensued.
“At this point, he stood behind a tow truck, displayed the TEC-9 that he had, flourished officers with it,” Sack explained. “It was at this point that the officers, who had already been giving him commands to drop the weapon, opened fire on the suspect, fearing for their safety and the safety of one another.”
A total of six officers shot at the suspect. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is not being released.
Sack said the incident lasted just a couple of minutes and police aren’t sure if the man fired his gun at police.
The TEC-9 is a semi-automatic handgun.