ST. LOUIS (AP) – Authorities say an off-duty police officer has fatally shot a man who fired on him in south St. Louis.
St. Louis Police Lt. Col. Alfred Adkins says the 32-year-old police officer was working a secondary security job late Wednesday when he stopped to talk to four people. The four fled and the officer chased one of them.
Adkins says that man fired a gun at the officer who returned fire, killing the man. Adkins says the officer wasn’t hurt.
Family members later told The St. Louis Post Dispatch that the man who died was not armed. Police say a gun was retrieved from the scene, near Missouri Botanical Gardens.
Adkins did not describe the conversation between the officer and the four pedestrians, and didn’t explain why he gave chase.
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