Police showed up for a domestic violence call, saw this man sleeping in his car with a gun within reach… for safety in case someone approached him. Police approached him, saw his gun, didn’t know whether it was legal or not, didn’t wake him, attempted to retrieve the gun when the man woke, a struggle ensued that resulted in his death.
This man had nothing to do with the domestic violence call, he was simply sleeping in his vehicle. #TheBothamEffect
St. Louis County Police officer fatally shoots armed man after struggle, police say
The scene is near the intersection of Interstate 270 and Bellefontaine Road.