- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) - Police say officers shot and killed a man in suburban St. Louis after he allegedly chased his mother with a knife and lunged at officers.

Police tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2j3shXf ) that 25-year-old Elijah Smith died at the scene of the shooting Thursday after at the Florissant home he shared with his mother.

Police Chief Tim Lowery says two officers fired a total of nine shots at Smith after officers tried subduing him with a stun gun and a bean bag round fired at him.

Lowery says officers “didn’t have a choice with the large knife he had in his hand.”

A police spokesman says Smith had “an unfortunate mental health issue.”


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide