- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say an off-duty officer has fatally shot a man who was attempting to rob a St. Louis gas station.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2rgB7CR ) reports the officer, who was in street clothes, stopped at a Shell station late Tuesday after getting off work. Interim Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole says the officer was inside the store with two clerks when a man walked in, pulled out a gun and demanded money.

Police identified that man as 33-year-old Chazz Brown, whose last legal address was in Columbia.

O’Toole says Brown and the officer both fired, but only the suspect was hit. He died at the scene and a handgun he’s believed to have used was recovered.

The gas station is across Interstate 55 from the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.


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

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