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Video of St. Louis Metropolitan Police shooting and killing 25-year-old Kajieme Powell has emerged, rivaling the officers’ account of how the incident occurred on Tuesday.
Powell, if you recall, was shot after police say he lunged at them with a knife. Before the shooting, a convenience store owner called 911 after Powell allegedly stole drinks and donuts from his establishment.
According to Police Chief Sam Dotson’saccount:
Two arriving officers ordered Powell to get down, but he became more agitated and walked toward them, reaching for his waistband. Witnesses told police the man was yelling, “Shoot me, kill me now,” during the encounter, Dotson said.
The officers drew their weapons and ordered Powell to stop. He did stop, but then pulled out a knife and came at the officers, gripping and holding it high, Dotson said. They ordered him to stop and…
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