OVERLAND, MO. (KMOX) – An Overland Police officer shot and killed a man in Norman Myers Park.   The call to police came in from a citizen on a walking track who said a man with a large hunting knife was walking the track.

Overland Chief Michael Laws says when the officer arrived he repeatedly told the man to drop the knife.

“The officer backed up and tried to get back from him but the guy kept advancing on him.  The officer fired one shot” Chief Laws told KMOX News.

The suspect was rushed to DePaul Hospital where he died.   The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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  1. Jackie Rubenstein says:

    How ad to know that the man who was killed by a policeman was a Marine who had received a bronze medal and two purple hearts!!!! Surely there was a better way…….it was obvious he had problems……

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