Two St. Louis County Police officers shot and killed a 42-year-old St. Louis man who was armed with a loaded rifle and searching for his ex-girlfriend, according to police.
St. Louis County Police A police car was damaged after an armed suspect crashed into it before fleeing on foot from police. Officers later shot and killed him and recovered his weapon.
Three independent eyewitness have corroborated the officers' accounts of how Michael M. Willis, Jr., ended up dead on a construction site near the 8000 block of Anodyne Lane Thursday night, police said.
The shooting comes less than two months after a Ferguson Police Officer shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown -- an act that spurred violent standoffs with police, plunging Ferguson into a state of emergency.