Officers were executing a search warrant at a home near Walton and Page, Dotson said at a news conference, when two armed men ran out of the back door of the home.
One pointed a gun at police officers, the chief said.
It appears two officers fired a total of four shots – one fired one shot, the other fired three shots, Dotson said.
Both officers, who are white, were unharmed, according to a police report.
One suspect was hit, continued running, collapsed, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect was a black male in his early 20s, and he had a gun reported stolen from Rolla, Mo.Naturally, the neighbors in this drug- and violence- plagued neighborhood blamed the police:
“Another youth down by the hands of police,” Dex Dockett, 42, who lives nearby, told a reporter. “What could have been done different to de-escalate rather than escalate? [How about not point firearms at the police? - ed.] They (police) come in with an us-against-them mentality. You’ve got to have the right kind of cops to engage in these types of neighborhoods.”
Another neighborhood resident, Fred Price, skeptical about Dotson’s account that the suspect pointed a gun at officers before being mortally wounded.
“They provoked the situation,” Price, 33, said. “Situations like this make us want to keep the police out of the neighborhood. They’re shooting first, then asking questions.”Hey, dumb fucks, the asshole pointed a stolen firearm at the police. (The relevance of the stolen nature of the firearm, which the police couldn't have known about at that time, was that the police couldn't have had access to that particular weapon to plant it.)
But I'm sure if the police pull out of that neighborhood, as the stupid residents want, they would then bitch and complain that the police aren't protecting them. Just like in Baltimore. Apparently black intelligence has deteriorated to the point that they are completely incapable of considering consequences. You know, things like, "If I point a gun at the police they may become agitated," or "If I punch this cop in the head and try to take his gun and shoot him with it, he may decide (for reasons completely beyond my 40 IQ of grasping) that I'm some kind of threat." Or, "If the police leave, those killer crack heads across the street may decide they really do run the place and will start killing even more people." But then that would require having the functional intelligence of a rotten cucumber, so what can you expect?
ADDED: I'd love to see the records of Dex Dockett and Fred Price.