Suicide? Father denies police report teen shot himself during confrontation

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

County Police: Investigation Ongoing into Normandy Shooting.

Authorities said Wednesday evening that a Missouri man shot himself in the fact after exchanging gunfire with police officers near the Normandy-Ferguson city line, the St.

Louis County Police are investigating a shooting that left a man critically wounded in Normandy – a shooting that has many wondering who fired the shot. Tameika Sanders said that Normandy police officers responded to a report of a suicidal man—who was being followed by family members “seeking police and medical intervention,” according to a police press release—around 2 pm Wednesday afternoon. Tamika Sanders says at this point, it appears an officer did trade shots with the man, but they do not believe he was shot by the officer. “I don’t want to speculate,” Sanders says. “However, there were no officers in the proximity of the individual at the time that that gunshot was heard.

And then when they came around the corner, they observed the male unresponsive.” A neighbor at the scene who declined to give her name told reporters that she watched from her window as officers fired two final shots that knocked down the man at close range. Tamika Sanders explained what happened next: “Officers in pursuit of the male momentarily lost sight of him, however hearing one additional gunshot.

Chief Andre Anderson would only say that they were there to assist with first aid after Green was shot and referred questions about the incident to Normandy police. All Normandy officers are trained in crisis intervention, Sanders said. “Whatever they are saying, it’s a lie,” said Jermell Simpson, the father of an 18-year-old man who was shot after a confrontation with police in Normandy on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com He said his son had been upset before the shooting, but that he and other family members told an arriving police officer that that they “had it covered” before the confrontation began.

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