Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
A 14-year-old black male shot at officers in St. Louis, Missouri this morning.
The incident arose as St. Louis police were looking for a car that had been car-jacked last month.
Officers attempted to speak with a teenager in the area the car was stolen from. The teen ran from the officers, and as he passed through a vacant lot near an elementary school, he fired a shot at them. The officers, both who are white, returned fire, striking the teen. He is in critical condition at an area hospital.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said that witnesses heard the officers yell at the teen that they were police, and for him to get down. A semiautomatic pistol the teen used was recovered from the scene.
Via St. Louis Post:
“A witness to the incident, who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation, said two young men or boys were on the street when a police cruiser drove past. The person said it didn’t seem like the police were pulling up quickly on the two people, but ‘they did kind of slow down and look at him.’
One of the boys ran and officers got out of the car to chase him. He was holding his side like he had a gun, the witness said.
The young man, who the witness described as almost 6-feet tall, ran past the elementary school and toward a vacant lot. He then fired at officers who took cover and returned fire, the person said.”
St. Louis police are currently searching for the other person who was with the teen shooter.
About 50 people showed up to the scene of the shooting to protest. Many accused the police of lying about it (standard BLM bs).
Crowd of roughly 50 people gathered outside officer involved shooting scene by Walbridge Elementary pic.twitter.com/iD1fZhzwkS
— Jacob Barker (@jacobbarker) October 2, 2016
St. Louis police do not make use of body cameras, so no footage will be forthcoming. Investigators are looking for surveillance video from the elementary school.
The shooting comes on the heels of another in Los Angeles on Saturday. An 18-year-old black male jumped out of a moving car that officers believed to be stolen and during the chase he was shot.
Stupid is as stupid does. Want to live a longer life? Don’t pull guns on, or shoot at cops. They most definitely will shoot back.
In the meantime, everyone should prepare for more BLM riots, especially in St. Louis. What cops need to do is load their tear gas guns with job applications. That should clear out the rioters in no time.