The officer-involved shooting happened before 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Minnesota in South St. Louis.
The Highway Patrol does not have the funding to assign troopers in the city, Col. Ron Replogle told Missouri’s Senate Appropriations Committee.
Downtown STL Inc.’s Missy Kelley says she supports the plan to bring in the Highway Patrol to help reduce crime downtown, but it’s getting mixed reaction from the Board of Aldermen.
KMOX News has learned St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is in talks with the Highway Patrol to put state troopers on foot patrol downtown.
Uniformed, plainclothes officers will flood crime-prone areas for next 7-10 days.
Police say he pulled TEC-9 with extended clip on officers.
“Life has changed in the St. Louis region, and I think, throughout the entire country since Ferguson,” Slay says. “What’s happened here has been horrendous.”
Police believe they have solved this morning’s murder at Chouteau and Tucker with the arrest of a 50-year-old man.
Overall crime dropped 3.3 percent, says Chief Sam Dotson.
A woman who claimed she was she was beaten by three black teens because she was Bosnian now admits she made it all up.