Police Shoot and Kill Another Black Man Near Ferguson

By Aura Bogado Aug 19, 2014

Details are still emerging, but a 23-year-old black man has been shot and killed just a few miles away from Ferguson, Missouri–home to 10 days of protests demanding justice for Michael Brown.

At a press conference this afternoon, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says the man was wielding a knife and essentially begged for police to shot and kill him. It’s unclear how many officers shot and killed the person in question; no names have been released, either.

Keep in mind that authorities in Ferguson have not exactly been forthcoming with information–and have straight out lied, in some cases, since Michael Brown’s killing. That alone will likely cast doubt on what Chief Dotson is now saying about the latest shooting.