UPDATE on Fatal Normandy Shooting

30 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

County Police: Investigation Ongoing into Normandy Shooting.

NORMANDY, Mo. (KMOX) – (UPDATED 2:59 p.m.) St. 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.

Police say the assessment at the hospital is that the only wound found on the body of 18-year-old Amonderez Green was self-inflicted – a contact wound under his chin. 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. Police say an autopsy is pending to recover the bullet from the body and determine if it matches a .38-caliber pistol police say was found in the yard where Green was found 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. Normandy and Ferguson officers followed Green into a neighborhood and tried talking to him in a front yard in the 7700 block of Ellington Drive, police said. Ferguson Chief Andre Anderson referred questions about the incident to Normandy police, saying only that his officers were there to assist with first aid after Green was shot.

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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