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Thursday, 25 April 2013 01:15

STL Police shoot, kill suspect downtown

   One man is dead, shot by police after allegedly pulling a gun on officers near downtown St. Louis Wednesday night.  It happened about 9:30 p.m. at 8th and Carr, about a block north of the Edward Jones Dome, which is a hot spot policing area.  

   Police say two men were in a car that sped away when police tried to pull it over.  Police pursued until it crashed.  

   The 25 year old passenger took off on foot.  Two officers chased him.  

   Police say the suspect pulled out a .45-caliber pistol with extended clips and pointed it them.  That's when they shot him.  The suspect died after being taken to a hospital.  

   The car's driver was taken into custody at the crash scene.  

   Both officers involved in the foot chase have been placed on routine administrative leave. 

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